The foundational justification for GE crops is the bold assertion that they are higher yielding and therefore are ESSENTIAL to feed a growing world population. WRONG.
Now a MAJOR new study from Brazil confirms that Monsanto’s GE SOYBEANS YIELD LESS than traditional Non-GE soybeans. Combined with other studies – including “Failure to Yield” by Union of Concerned Scientists (http://www.ucsusa.org/…/food_and_agric…/failure-to-yield.pdf) the documented GE yield inferiority exposes the orchestrated, self-serving GE hoopla as mere lies and propaganda.
Additionally, monopolist Monsanto manipulates the seed market in Brazil and restricts farmer access to nonGE soybean seed. Jim
‘Monsanto’s Intacta RR2 PRO soybeans are outperformed by non-GM soybeans in the major soy-producing regions of Brazil, according to new scientific study reported in Valor Econômico…
“The yield performance ranking was as follows:
“Non-GM soy: 57.1 bags per hectare (a bag is 60 kg)
Intacta RR2 PRO GM soy (RR2): 54.8 bags per hectare
Roundup Ready GM soy: 52.4 bags per hectare
“The profitability ranking was as follows:
“Non-GM soy: R$ (Brazilian Real) 369/hectare
Intacta RR2 PRO GM soy: R$ 333/ha
Roundup Ready GM soy: R$ 128/ha”