Monsanto Epic Fail; GMO crops don’t even outperform yields of conventionals

Heinemann’s group found that between 1985 and 2010, Western Europe has experienced yield gains at a faster rate than North America for all three crops measured. That means that the U.S., which grows mostly GE corn, and Canada, which grows mostly GE canola, are not doing as well as Europe, which grows non-GE corn and canola. The increases in corn yields in the U.S. have remained relatively consistent both before and after the introduction of GE corn. Furthermore, Western Europe is experiencing faster yield gains than America for non-GE wheat.

Monsanto publicists claim they are all about “feeding the world.” They are lying of course. It’s all about controlling the food supply.

The best thing any of us can do to fight this, and save ourselves, is to grow our own food or at least purchase fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets.


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14 Responses to Monsanto Epic Fail; GMO crops don’t even outperform yields of conventionals

  1. Ryu says:

    I’m not too surprised. That’s often the way it works. It’s hard to find something that truly offers a profit, that truly offers a net benefit. Companies sell the benefit and hide the costs.

  2. Anon says:

    “A new peer-reviewed study published in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability examined those claims and found that conventional plant breeding, not genetic engineering, is responsible for yield increases in major U.S. crops. Additionally, GM crops, also known as genetically engineered (GE) crops, can’t even take credit for reductions in pesticide use.” – So the pertinent question, is what exactly did they do to the food supply?

  3. RobRoySimmons says:

    A little background, they came out with Roundup resistant soybeans in the mid 80s and they were prone to being stunted in yield compared to regular hybrids. Maybe that has changed, I know for certain that no till or limited till and then spray has become quite popular since then. I’m all for tech, but honestly these first few steps into genetic engineering are going to be messy and the marketing campaigns are all frauds, you cannot cheat physics it still requires an equal amount to create an equal amount.

  4. Denise says:

    Monsanto = Sephardic Jew.

  5. Denise says:

    Reblogged this on The White Tea Room and commented:
    Monsanto = Sephardic Jew.

  6. Hereward Saxon says:

    So far, genetically engineered vegetable varieties don’t out-yield “classically bred” hybrids.

  7. oogaboogaman says:

    Unfortunately I am not familiar with the science behind GM crops, but I am curious to hear the educated readers of MWIR tell me their opinions regarding the phenomena of “chemtrails” and their supposed destruction of the honeybee.

  8. Craig says:

    Farmers have been saying for years about the yields, so it’s nothing new, in fact organic growers can’t keep up with demand for their seed supplying other growers, so quite obviously most of the educated know. Horrible that GM poison DNA is seeping into the heirloom breeds too. It’s a lose/lose game globally.

    • mindweapon says:

      Yes I know farmers say that, but this is finally a peer reviewed study making it something beyond “what farmers say.”

      I often wonder if the heirloom suppliers seed supplies are getting contaminated. Do they test? I could see Monsanto purposely contaminating heirloom seeds; it’s not much different than forcing miscegenation on whites.

  9. Perhaps they are engineered for lesser yields to support basic supply-and-demand. Less supply= higher costs= higher profits. As well as subsidies for more agro-business farmers.

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