June, 9 2016

(The Denver Post) Get The Facts Right On GMOs

Get The Facts Right On GMOs
Rebecca Larson (LTE)
The Denver Post

I appreciate the value of differing opinions in a public debate. However, those opinions must be backed by reasonable facts. I find it appalling that The Post ran Susan Permut’s letter, which was riddled with error. First, Monsanto does not make neonicotinoids; Syngenta and Bayer do. Secondly, neonicotinoids have nothing to do with GMOs; they are applied to conventional seeds as well. Thirdly, Roundup is glyphosate, a weed control chemical, not a neonicotinoid. Fourthly, Roundup is one of the most rapidly biodegraded compounds used in agriculture, gone in weeks.

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