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Iowa Organic Farmer Speaks Out Against Biotech Crops

Biotech crops also known as genetically modified organisms were the subject of debate for a panel in Des Moines Iowa this week.  One of those who has concerns about GMOs and biotechnology is Harlan, Iowa organic grower Ron Rosmann. He says one of the problems that’s been showing up lately with biotech crops is resistance.

Rosmann also says that herbicide use has increased under biotech crops by over 500 million pounds between 1996 and 2010. He says that’s according to research done by the National Academy of Sciences. Rosmann adds that bio tech proponents say their product is needed to feed a growing world population but he challenges that.

He adds that much of the food we produce in the U.S. gets thrown out or not used. He says many third world countries don’t have the facilities to properly store food and it’s also not effectively or efficiently distributed.

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