GMO Epic Fail, Monsanto Fail, Syngenta Fail, Dow and Dupont Fail! Nevermind the safety issue — GMO isn’t even delivering on it’s much hyped promises. Oooh, gotta protect our patent on our great, non-working Bt corn!
According to farmers in Brazil, GMO Bt corn seeds made by Monsanto, Dow Chemical, DuPont, and Syngenta are no longer resisting pests, namely the corn leafworm, or Spodoptera frugiperda. The farmers want the companies to reimburse them for the three rounds of pesticides they’ve had to spray on top of their GMO crops, since the companies’ products failed to deliver on their promises. The Brazilian government is wary of how dependent its farmers have become on toxic chemicals, and the farmers are worried they’ll no longer be able to plant anything but GMO seeds.