Two years ago GMO crops were slammed by a report from the University of
Kansas, which incorporated information from the University Nebraska as
well, that stated GMO crops yielded only 90% of the best conventional
crop's yeild (?).
For those with a problem with Common Dreams" I should note that this
article first appeared Sunday, April 20, 2008 in The Independent/UK.
This latest report address the older study: "The report said that when
genetically engineered crops were first introduced (1996 according to
the article, early 1990s according to Wikipedia
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_food>) some had lower
yields than conventional varieties, a finding often cited by critics.
But the report said that newer studies showed either a modest increase
in yield or a neutral effect." So says the National Research Council,
which is affiliated with the National Academy of Sciences and provides
advice to the nation under a Congressional charter.
This is a privately owned NPO. I would appreciate any information on
So, conflicting reports on GMO yields.
"Overuse of this seductively simple approach to weed control is starting
to backfire. Use of Roundup, or its generic equivalent, glyphosate, has
Or our bellies. Nice dream to control weeds in depleted soils but just
like how our plant food went west the souls and nutrients must prevail
or we get empty food that looks good and BG just go up.
I thought about soil vs. souls and it seems to resonate somehow.
Stuff dark and rich clings to my mind
Move it about and I must help it.
A seed a seed
Nothing more than a promise to
Enjoy tomorrows light.
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