Yet another study proving that GMOs do not increase yield, and more often decrease it. This one’s from the University of Wisconsin.
For a general audience, or arguing in mixed company, I think the right line of attack on GMOs is:
1. Describe how the evidence record proves they’re less nutritious and are poisonous. All independent studies have produced evidence of toxicity. Even industry studies, as rigged as they’ve been, have usually had to suppress their own evidence of toxicity. Meanwhile, although the system has always slandered the real studies, from Pusztai to Seralini, attacking their methodology, it has never cared to repeat these studies using allegedly better methodology. (But that’s the way science works: If you think the study was flawed, you fix the alleged flaw and repeat the study.) That in itself is proof that the biotech corporations don’t really think these studies gave false results.
2. Describe how every claim made for GMOs is a lie: They don’t increase yield; they result in more, not less, herbicide and pesticide use; they inevitably generate superweeds and superbugs against themselves; they inevitably contaminate the environment; they economically harm, not help, farmers.
3. As for the “Feed the World” Big Lie, this is disproven by the fact that we already produce vastly more than enough food for everyone, enough right now for over ten billion people. Yet two billion are food insecure or flat out hungry. This proves that industrial ag cannot feed the world because it doesn’t want to feed the world. This proves that all hunger issues are purely artificial, are purely about depraved distribution systems, and never about insufficient quantity. GMOs, of course, represent a doubling down on industrial ag.