Genetically modified crops are controversial because of everything from environmental to human-health effects. Now a new study further calls into question their capacity to resist pests. Over time, the study confirms, it is pests that develop resistance and get the upper hand.
“Monsanto has plenty of money to advocate for GMOs,” argued Andy Kimbrell, the executive director of the Center for Food Safety. “Why do we need to use taxpayer dollars?”
In a move that was secured because of the government’s desperation to avoid a shutdown, a bill that was passed by the Senate 79 to 18 earlier this month included an allocation of $3 million for the FDA to lead a campaign aimed at “consumer outreach