Midwestern farmer warns: GMOs have drained BILLIONS of dollars from rural economies while monopolizing agriculture

Thursday, June 30, 2016
By Paul Martin

by: Amy Goodrich
Thursday, June 30, 2016

George Naylor, a farmer and board member of the Center for Food Safety and the Non-GMO Project, has cultivated corn and soybeans on his family farm near Churdan, Iowa, since 1976. Like many others, George made the decision never to raise genetically modified (GM) crops, and has been encouraging other farmers and food processors to go non-GMO. This makes him a man worth listening to, considering the fact that in Iowa, where Naylor farms, agriculture is king.

Writing for The Des Moines Register, he explains why he rather turns to a conventional and organic way of farming instead of falling for the fake promises of the GM industry.

“Well, rather than boosting rural economies, genetically engineered crops have drained billions of dollars from them — the temporary ease of weed control has led to even more farm consolidation; and the unbelievable power of the herbicide glyphosate to kill both annual and perennial weeds has destroyed food and nesting resources for many of our important insects and birds,” he wrote.

“Farmers have spent billions of dollars on genetically engineered seeds only to see weeds become resistant to the glyphosate on Roundup Ready crops,” he added.

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