KNUTSON: Yes, readers really do feel strongly about GMOs and Monsanto
If you're involved in production agriculture or interested in the food you eat, you know that feelings, both pro and con, run high on GMOs and Monsanto, the global seed/agrochemical business.
If you’re involved in production agriculture or interested in the food you eat, you know that feelings, both pro and con, run high on GMOs and Monsanto, the global seed/agrochemical business.
I know it, too - which is why I was so excited by the recent opportunity to tour Monsanto’s largest research facility. I wrote about the tour in a column and cover story . (The full print cover story runs beneath the Agweek TV video.)
Reaction to the story and column reinforce my knowledges that Monsanto generates strong feelings. I’ve received phone calls and emails from folks who insist GMOs are safe and Monsanto is doing great work. I’ve also been contacted by folks who insist GMOs are dangerous and Monsanto is evil. I’ve read or listened to all their comments with interest, and appreciate their input.
Modern Upper Midwest agriculture is so diverse. We raise many different crops and types of livestock, and so many issues and factors - prices, politics, personalities and weather, to list just a few - demand attention. So GMOs and Monsanto are only two of the countless things we cover here at Agweek.
But like most of you, I remain interested in GMOs and Monsanto. Like most of you, I’ll continue to follow both of them.
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