Scientists have genetically modified cassava, a staple crop in Africa, to contain more iron and zinc. The authors estimate that their GMO cassava could provide up to 50% of the dietary requirement for iron and up to 70% for zinc in children aged 1 to 6, many of whom are deficient in these nutrients.

So this is another great example, everyone, of misinformation regarding GMO technology

Again we see it virtually verbatim across everyone of these topics, because again, whether or not the poster realizes it was originated on anti-science websites GMO technology = chemical = science = bad

As we go forward it is becoming more clear that round up and other chemicals are not all that great for the environment Both conventional and organically grown crops are grown with chemical fertilizers and chemical pesticides. The requirement regarding organic crops is that those pesticides are 'organic' (i.e. naturally occurring) but that does not make them safe for the environment or human contact.

In fact there's a growing concern that organic crops may require an unsustainable amount of 'organic' pesticides, because the lower yields of those fields frequently drive farmers to use more and more pesticides. We should also note that many of the most popular GM variants are grown specifically to use less pesticides (i.e. BT corn) or less toxic pesticides.

There is nothing about GMO crops that requires the use of chemicals in any way different than heirloom, organic or conventional crops. You can grow a GMO crop in your window sill with water and love. GMO is merely the type of technology used to create phenotypes in the crop, it doesn't refer to how the crop is grown, raised or cultivated. There is nothing chemical about GMOs.

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