wanted to put that same technology to use postwar. Thismarked the beginning of the global market for agriculturalpesticides and fertilizers.In the past 100 years, the chronological sequence went:•
Same guys, same industry, same corporations down throughthe decades.The postwar transition from bombs to fertilizers was verysuccessful, up until the early 1990s when the idea occurredto them that an even bigger market could be created for achemical weedkiller that would kill all the plants in a fieldexcept the crop itself. But in order to withstand such apowerful poison, that crop would have to have a specificimmunity or resistance to the weedkiller.How could such immunity be made possible? Enter GM.After years of experimentation, they found a way to makesoybeans that were resistant to a very powerful weedkillercalled
. Get the American cowboy imagery there?Anyway, even though the immunity only lasted a fewgenerations, it made for farming efficiency– very cleanfields. You could spray an entire field with poison– even thecrop itself. And the only thing left standing was the crop.Genetically modified soybeans were the first large scale cropto undergo massive Genetic Modification. How big is theexperiment? Consider this. In 1996, there were no acres of GM soybeans in the US. After just 13 years, virtually
are considered genetically modified! 300 millionacres.As far as global agriculture, by 1996 almost no acres of GMcrops had been planted. After just 13 years,
42% of thetotal arable land on earth
was planted with GM crops! That should give some idea of the scope of the GMexperiment. It’s brand new to the planet Earth.
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