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GMO Food Reaches Further Than the Consumer

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There has been a lot of debate about food lately. Is GMO bad? Is organic best? Should we eat processed foods? This article is about GMO food, but not an analysis of whether or not it is good for you. But rather how far the extent of GMO’s actually goes and what the implications are of that reach.

Syngenta Seeds

Syngenta is a major seed supplier to many farmers throughout the US. They develop GMO corn that is resistant to certain pests. The result is that the corn grows much better than if it was not modified, the farmers experience a more bountiful harvest, and there are fewer pesticides used on the crops. All of these are good things, and there is very little evidence that point to whether or not the GMO corn is bad for the human body.

China Imports Corn

China’s climate is not conducive to growing corn. This means that they have to import mass amounts of this staple crop. In fact, about 20% of the corn grown in the US is sent to China, and it provides a huge boon to the US economy.

China, however, has a strict ban on importing corn with any GMO traits. If tests of a shipment show that there are GMO traits in the corn, then they will refuse the shipment.

Syngenta’s Deceptive Marketing

Syngenta developed 2 strains of pest resistant corn back in 2009. For the next few years they have marketed that corn as though it met the requirements for worldwide distribution. The problem is that farmers grew millions of acres worth of this new corn crop, and when they tried to sell it to China, the shipment was refused.

The Reaches of the Deception

This reaches much further than the farmers though. They are the biggest ones hit by the refusal of corn, but there are others. Those in the distribution business are losing money, those in the shipping business are losing money, and even the US economy is suffering because over the last few years the value of corn futures has plummeted.

Are GMO Foods Bad?

The science just isn’t there to determine if these products are physically bad for us. But many believe it is so, and thus entire countries refuse to import a GMO product. The result is that the US economy is hurt when a company decides to put profits ahead of their customers.

GMO Food Reaches Further Than the Consumer
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Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.

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