Medium editors: Is the purpose of your site to provide a platform for corporate PR? What’s next, a stirring defense of climate science from Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil?
There’s too much in this apologia to respond to, but for starters:
1- There is little to no yield increase in GMO crops (according to the USDA and multiple peer-reviewed papers), which begs the question: why bother? The answer: to increase the sales of herbicides/pesticides. (80%+ of GM crops are designed to be agrochemical-resistant, after all.) Great for Monsanto and the authors’ companies, etc, not so much for everybody else.
2- There have been many hundreds of studies showing the nutritional advantages of organic ag, not to mention the obvious soil/environmental benefits. Do your research by starting here:
Br J Nutr. 2014 Sep 14;112(5):794-811. doi: 10.1017/S0007114514001366. Epub 2014 Jun 26. Meta-Analysis; Research…www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Nat Plants. 2016 Feb 3;2:15221. doi: 10.1038/nplants.2015.221. Reviewwww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov