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Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Ottawa continues to embrace the widespread use of Roundup on Canadian farms by letting corporate seduction trump scientific evidence.
by Larry Powell
A crop-duster sprays a GMO crop in
western MB. Larry Powell PinP photo.In its quest to dominate the planet's agricultural biotechnology sector, Monsanto's business model has produced significant collateral damage.
In the 1970s, the company began genetically modifying canola, and they’ve since created their own patented versions of soybeans, corn, cotton and a range of other crops. The havoc wreaked by Monsanto’s remarkable growth in the interim includes widespread claims of pollution, illegal activity and damage to health and livelihoods, as well as a systematic effort to crush detractors and monopolize new markets with its financial heft.