Monsanto practices do not work in some cases – midwest corn fields for example!

Aug 14, 2012 by

It is time to go back to rotating crops and farming organically to avoid the risks of GMO destroying our food supply.
posted by Casey Coates Danson
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 In a recent article by Tom Laskaway titled “Pesticide-resistant insects add insult to drought injury” he wrote that the seeds engineered to produce pesticide Bt was succumbing to corn rootworms, salve the exact insects it was designed to kill.

The sad irony is that farmers don’t need to transform themselves into organic farmers to keep their crops from being worm food — though that may be the best approach for developing more drought-tolerant fields. Historically, buy farmers managed corn rootworms through traditional crop rotations. These rootworms eat corn exclusively, so by alternating a corn crop with soy or another alternative, farmers would deprive the insects of food and the rootworm larvae would die off. This, by the way, is an age-old technique (originally part of the Native American Three Sisters agricultural tradition) that generates profits only for the farmer — not for seed companies.

Even so, it’s only taken about 15 years for GMO seeds to come onto the market, take it over, and then contribute to a crop failure like this one. Of course, the rise of superbugs and superweeds came as no surprise to many scientists — molecular biologist Margaret Mellon of the Union of Concerned Scientists was warning about the possibility of Bt-resistant bugs as early as 2001; so don’t be fooled when Monsanto executives pull a Macaulay Culkin.

It’s tragic that it has taken a devastating drought to give farmers the full understanding of the risk of an over-reliance on a single crop and a single product line from a single company. The question is: What will they do in the face of this new reality? Will it be what one farmer in the MPR report felt forced to do this year — blow significant amounts of money on other, more toxic pesticides? Or will farmers consider returning to classic rotations or even organic methods? Growing less corn, perhaps, but providing profits to no one but themselves.

But what you’ve actually done is increased what finance-types call “tail risk,” which means in essence that all your assumptions about the chances something bad will happen to you turn out to be wrong. And probability being what it is, you can go a long time without disaster striking and then, when it does, you find yourself totally screwed.

 

 

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