Theoretically, GMO crops are science’s gift to the farmer. Imagine the potential of genetically engineered plants that produce a bigger harvest with a longer shelf life, require a shorter growing season, and need less water, are resistant to pests, herbicides and freezing temperatures. With the higher yield and lower production costs resulting from the genetic engineering of these staple crops, the logical reaction would be to welcome them with open arms.

Still, farmers from are reacting unfavorably to genetically engineered plants on their farms. One of the reasons is the threat to their livelihoods – many are captive to contracts that require them to pay or be prosecuting for seeds taken from their own harvest due to intellectual…



Source by Ella Baker