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Measuring Success Of GMO's, Herbicide-Resistant & Insect-Resistant Crops

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The Organic View

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Initially, genetically engineered, herbicide-resistant and insect-resistant crops were created for the purpose of conserving fuel, reducing tillage and to decrease the overall use of insecticides. This strategy was the premise for the successful sale of this technology within the global agricultural sector. Almost two decades later, there is a big question as to whether or not this technology has been able to deliver the promises it has made. What exactly has happened over the last 16 years? As the increased use of applications of neonicotinoids continues, commercial beekeepers are facing record bee losses. There is also great concern regarding the impact on human health as the demand to create transparency in food labeling continues what appears to be an uphill battle, especially with the failure to pass Prop 37 in the state of California which would have mandated gmo labeling. In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host, June Stoyer and co-host, Tom Theobald talk to Dr. Charles Benbrook, about his research on gmo's, the impact on the environmental and human health. If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes or visit our podcast archives at ©2013 All Rights Reserved.