The consensus of the majority of watchdog groups who keep tabs on Big Agra’s newest GMO and GE crops were outraged in October, 2013. The headlines flashed “World Food Prize Sham” and “Thousands Protest” as the cherished prize was awarded to Monsanto, a company many groups accuse of poisoning the world’s crops with their genetically modified seeds. The World Food Prize is considered agriculture’s Nobel Prize.
Monsanto is the leader in developing corn and other crops genetically altered to resist the company’s pesticides. The pesticides are sprayed onto the crops but the genetically modified crop is impervious to the harmful chemicals.
The researchers responsible for the GMO crops believe they have found a solution to world hunger and future demands on food production. Opponents believe that companies like Monsanto overstate their success and point to the cross-pollination of GMO crops with non-GMO crops. They cite land pollution products like Monsanto’s Roundup Ready as creating runoff.
Some researchers claim that the GMO crops are harmful to humans, while the creators of GMO crops argue such claims are unfounded.