Wow, this type of rhetoric is a very dangerous for the uninformed. I would like to make a couple of key points here.
First of all, all major agriculture companies both in the USA and around the world have been using GMO technology for more than seventy years.
Second of all, you cannot save corn seed for the following year GMO or not. It simply does not perform at any level of seed you can purchase in a bag. The average boost to farmers that use HYBRID seed corn has jumped to over 50 bushels per acre in the last 15 years.
Do you even understand hybrid seed corn?
Do you understand the increased safety to our farmers that had to use deadly insecticides in the past? Do you have any clue on the history of Furadan in farming? When I was a kid, I remember coming back on the next swath and seeing dead birds. A reality of a bird being dead in the less than three minutes.
Do you suggest we go back to using these deadly toxins?
Farmers have the right to save back soybean seed from the Roundup Ready 1 trait. 99% of farmers do not do this and why would that be? The technology in newer genetics and traits is an absolute must for our farmers to stay in business.
It’s so easy to always lay blame on someone or something. I’m a fourth generation farmer and no one takes care of the land better than a farmer and his family.