Februry 2, 2015 Reprinted from NationofChange –
There was a time very recently when farmers chose a genetically modified variety of animal feed for one simple reason – it was cheaper. Soy, especially genetically modified soy, accounts for a very inexpensive source of protein for farmers looking to feed their pigs, chickens, and cows. In addition to GM soy, biotech companies also promised that GM maize was harmless to animals and humans, and so seemed like a viable source of inexpensive fodder for a farmer competing in the Big Ag market. All this is changing, though.
US grain farmers are choosing NOT to grow GM crops because biotech’s promises have fallen short. Farmers are citing “many failures” as the reason to switch to non-GM soy, maize and other crops. One farmer explains: Read More→