Qdo you ever feel bad about sporting such a dangerus and evil small farm destroying farming practice

do you ever feel bad about sporting such a dangerus and evil small farm destroying farming practice

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As an owner of a small farm, I'm not sure what dangerous and evil farm destroying practices you are implying but I assume you mean the use of GM crops. We farm about 400 acres of fresh produce, peanuts, corn and cotton and are considered a small farm by comparison in our state. We use GM products when growing corn and cotton. These products allow us to save money when purchasing herbicides and reduce the amount of chemicals we have to spray on the crops because of the technology in the plant. The added benefits of drought resistance and increased water efficiency available in some GM crops are especially useful during years when the weather is unseasonably dry. 

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Posted on February 2, 2018
A former response to a similar question answered by Dave Kovalic, Regulatory New Technology Lead at Monsanto, also provides information on scientific advancements and how they [Monsanto] affirm safety prior to targeted vector insertion.    “For context, it is important to recognize that random genome insertions have been naturally occurring in crops over the ~10,000-year history of agriculture.  In some crops, more than 90 percent of the genome consists of these types... Read More