Study Confirms GM crops lead to increased Pesticide Use

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A new peer-reviewed study has blown away the persistent claims made by agritech corporations that GM crops are beneficial to both the environment and human health by reducing pesticide use.

The study, led by Professor Charles Benbrook at Washington State University, US was published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe and shows that overall pesticide use in the US has gone up by 7 % from 1996 to 2011. Most crucially, this rise comes as a direct result of genetically modified (GM) crop cultivation [1]. Herbicide-tolerant (HT) crops, mainly those tolerant to Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup, have increased herbicide use by 239 million kilograms, while GM crops expressing the insecticidal toxins Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) have reduced  insecticide use by 59 million kilograms. But the emergence of Bt-resistant pests means that insecticide use is expected to rise in the near future.

Source: i-sis.org.uk

 

See too:

 

Première Etude Française sur les OGM / First French Study on GMO 

OGM: Les risques pour la santé / GMO: Health risks  

Conclusion d'études scientifiques sur l'alimentation OGM: Perturbations d'organes chez les animaux/Scientific studies conclude GMO feed causes organ disruption in animals

Le Riz OGM affecte le foi et le sang des humains et des animaux / GMO rice affects the faith and the blood o humans and animals

Le maïs OGM de Monsanto contribue à un gain de poids et des dysfonctionnements dans les organes / Monsanto’s GMO Corn Contributing to Weight Gain, Disrupts Organs  

Le maïs et le soja OGM génèrent des problèmes de reins et de foie chez les mammifères / GMO: Corn and soy are causing problems of kidney and liver in mammals  

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