Spanish Farmers Demand More Available GM CropsApril 15, 2011
Spanish Farmers from the Association Probio demand for continuous planting and availability of genetically-modified maize seeds. The farmers said in a press release that they believe they have the right to plant biotech seeds in the light of the benefits that many farmers are already enjoying in GM-planting countries.
Farmers in Spain are included in the more than 97 percent of farmers who have repeatedly planted transgenic seeds because biotech crops generate higher profits and savings from reduced pesticide applications to control insects. The pest resistant Bt cotton and herbicide tolerant sugar beet are the two other GM crops the farmers would like to plant. These GM crops are already planted worldwide and higher profits are already being enjoyed by competitor countries with less environmental impact.
For details, see the news in Spanish at http://asociacionprobio.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/np-probio-semana-anti-omgs.pdf.
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