Monsanto Partners with Novozymes to create new GMO crops to be labeled “Organic.”
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Friday, October 16, 2015
By: RaDonna Fox
Monsanto is at it again, only this time they have partnered with the Danish company Novozymes. They are making it clear that these new GMO crops will be labeled “Organic.” They are also making the claim that this union will “Save the World,” as they are poised to begin more than 500 thousand new GMO trials in the U.S in 2016.
The Danish enzyme maker and Monsanto are planning to spray seeds with genetically engineered microbes that will have various effects on plants, such as pesticide action. Currently, much of our corn is genetically engineered with the pesticide acting bacteria, bacillus thuringiensis, which has been implicated in Honey Bee Colony Collapse as well as other bee disorders.
It's a dangerous game, as we have been warned by the well renowned New York University Professor Nassim Taleb, in no uncertain terms that GMO's or genetically modified organisms could cause “an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet.”
Colin Bletsky president of BioAgriculture at Novozymes and Monsanto intend to create and distribute genetically engineered microbes that “have pesticide qualities – protecting crops from fungi, weeds, or insect predators.” The same principle behind BT corn crops – the same BT that is potentially harming our honey bees.
Bletsky has stated that “We take those, the microbes that have a beneficial interaction with the soil or the roots of a plant that help enhance yield, and we ferment those and reapply them to the soil on many different crops,” explains Bletsky, emphaizing that this new line of GMO's will carry the "organic" label.
Novozymes and Monsanto the new “BioAg Alliance” is also being funded with $400,000 in state incentives. No doubt this partnership will create new jobs, but the big question who will it harm in the long run....
Sources: St. Louis Business Journal. http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/blog/2013/12/monsanto-to-pay-danish-company-300.html