Debunking Denialism - Five Ways GMOs Benefit the Environment
Emil Karlsson of Debunking Denialism, recently wrote a piece for the social media magazine Medium, about the benefits of GMOs that I think everyone should read, especially those who think that they’re harmful. You can check his sources, if you don’t believe him. Karlsson did his research, and he isn’t some shill for “big agriculture,” Monsento, or Simplot. He uses actual science to backup his claims and he cites his sources.
Humans have been modifying crops for over ten thousand years.
Conventional methods (such as crossbreeding or treating plants with mutagens or radiation) involve large-scale and imprecise changes that are unknown.
Using biotech solutions like genetic modification, researchers can make small, precise and extremely well-known changes to crops for the benefit of humans and the environment. GM crops are also much more well-tested than conventional crops to make sure they at least as safe.
So what are some of the environmental benefits of GM crops?