DocLightning wrote:afcjets wrote:
That sounds remotely true then lol. Anyhow it's nice Monsanto is genitically modifying crops to reduce their revenue from pesticides.
No, not remotely true. Crops are not "drenched" in expensive pesticides. Maybe you can tell me what the acceptable limits are and how much, say, glyphosate is applied per acre or hectare. (I know the answer, but maybe if you have to look it up yourself, you might get a glimpse of how much information there is and how complex this topic is.)
Pesdicides are not really Monsanto's main business. They still market and sell glyphosate under their "RoundUp" brand, but some 20 other manufacturers also sell this product.
Their main business is crops. Not just GE ones, either. Monsanto's business model is to market seeds for cultivars, many of which are heirloom. Part of the technology that GE firms employ is maintenance of strains by using genetic testing to ensure purity and consistency.
Molecular biology is not something that I can teach in a forum post. It's complicated and it takes years of study to understand even the basics of these systems.
I have no clue what the acceptable limit for glyphosate is and I don’t care. I trust farmers are staying within the acceptable limit and when I am at a restaurant I don’t care. At home though I pretty much only buy organic or sometimes greenhouse stuff at Costco when they don’t have organic, I assume there is no need to spray stuff in one but it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if I am wrong.