In this short documentary, UK farmer Mike Hart is on a quest across the US investigating the reality of farming genetically modified crops in the USA ten years after their introduction.
He travels across the US interviewing farmers about their experiences of growing GMO crops, 10 years after they were introduced. He asks whether the crops are working, if they are cost effective and about their environmental impact.
The vicious cycle is exposed with each interview. One farmers reports that even expensive conventional non GMO seed is 50% contaminated!
The farmers express themselves honestly. Not one is in favor of GMO crops anymore.
"We relied too heavily on Round Up. Everybody's been using it on every crop. The weeds are quickly adapting and becoming immune." says Rodney Nelson, farmer in North Dakota. "When Round up was introduced in the early 90's most of these chemical companies stopped putting research into developing new conventional herbicides because they thought there wouldn't be a market for it... so here we are 20 years later and we don't have any herbicides to control these weeds. We're relying on Round Up, and we have a real mess."
Mike Hart asks the burning question: "If you can go back to growing conventional seed, why don't you?"
Here the deal with the devil is explained. Once you start with Round Up, you enter an addictive cycle. It is great and economical in the beginning, then it's like a drug you can't stop using.
What is disturbing to hear again and again, is that non GMO seeds are not readily available and the few that are, are the lower yielding varieties. As mentioned, they are often contaminated and there are fewer conventional herbicides to use in farming non GMO seeds.
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