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New GMO horror begins. WSJ blames farmers, not GMO.

The long term effects of GMO foods on humans are still unknown. However, one major prediction has already come true. Opponents of GMO crops said all along that the crops would create ecological disasters. By artificially juicing up the natural defenses of a crop, it they are also breeding stronger weeds, worms, wherever those GMO plants are grown. These stronger weeds, worms, and bugs could then decimate non-GMO crops.

Also consider that humans are now eating crops that were engineered to kill insects and worms. Scientists have also reported a phenomenon in which DNA from GMO crops survives in an animals intestine for an unusual amount of time. This raises the possibility that the bio-engineered DNA segments could mix with bacteria in the gut and lead to new diseases in humans and live stock.

Notice the second sentence in the Wall Street Journal article. It doesn’t state that GMO crops do breed stronger bugs, it says they “could breed.” It also insinuates that farmer error, not the GMO crops themselves, are to blame.

From Wall Street Journal…

Widely grown corn plants that Monsanto Co. genetically modified to thwart a voracious bug are falling prey to that very pest in a few Iowa fields, the first time a major Midwest scourge has developed resistance to a genetically modified crop.

The discovery raises concerns that the way some farmers are using biotech crops could spawn superbugs.

Iowa State University entomologist Aaron Gassmann’s discovery that western corn rootworms in four northeast Iowa fields have evolved to resist the natural pesticide made by Monsanto’s corn plant could encourage some farmers to switch to insect-proof seeds sold by competitors.