Reading Laudato Si’ - #134

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134. In many places, following the introduction of these [GM] crops, productive land is concentrated in the hands of a few owners … The expansion of these crops has the effect of destroying the complex network of ecosystems, diminishing the diversity of production and affecting regional economies, now and in the future…


Some genetically modified crops are beneficial. However, many are designed for an industrial model of farming. This way of growing, producing and distributing food is having a negative impact on biodiversity and ecosystems,  and small farmers; it is also a significant cause of climate change.


Invite a friend to debate with you the pros and cons of GMOs. Try on different viewpoints. These sources might be useful: Slow Food movement, Alliance for Science, Ag Foundation.

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