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Agribusiness turns from GMOs to mutagenesis

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From youtube uploaded by RT America

Published on Dec 3, 2013

Genetically modified organisms (or GMOs) aren’t the only unregulated way to modify the genetics of crops. As GMOs get more bad press and lobbying movements against them, chemical companies are increasingly turning to mutagenesis, a process that changes the genetic information of an organism in a stable way, resulting in a genetic mutation. RT’s Ameera David talks to James Shapiro, a professor of microbiology at the University of Chicago, to find out if consumers should be worried about the effects of mutagenesis in the food supply.

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Monsanto denies link between GMOs and cancer, birth defects in Argentina

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From youtube uploaded by RT America

Published on Oct 25, 2013

Agriculture giant Monsanto entered Argentina in 1996. Since then, the South American country has become the world’s largest soybean producer, and nearly all of them are genetically modified. Monsanto provides the majority of the pesticides used in Argentina. Now, a new AP report says that the chemicals are affecting the 12 million people who live in the country’s farm belt, where the AP documented dozens of cases where agricultural poisons were applied to crops in ways that are contrary to existing laws. Pesticides are showing up in drinking water and the soil. . . . From Description published with video.

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