Studies showing that GMOs work and work well are accurate, to a point. Initially, yields are higher and farmers don’t need to spray as many herbicides or pesticides. In the long run, we read reports from all over the world claiming yields decline, super weeds are growing, and soil degradation is rampant.
Our society is one of short sighted vision. Our consumption model, which drives our people and our government, is also short sighted, resulting in increased debt and reliance on non-sustainable resources. It can’t last.
Pharmaceutical medications work the same way. You treat the symptoms (short term) not the cause (long term).
Companies are set up to make as much money as they can, as quickly as possible. When a company can no longer sustain its practices, it finds new ways, often corrupt ways, to maintain its profits. These methods often result in harming people and our environment in the long run.
Consider the fact that if Americans saved, spent money on what they needed, and refused to go into debt to buy “extras,” our economy would completely collapse.
Our society is comprised of pleasure seeking, quick fixing, short term results oriented, greedy consumers. That’s how we work. It can’t last forever.
Editor in Chief