GM Crops and Water - a Recipe for Disaster

Tuesday, 7 May 2013 (All day)

Genetically modified foods are a threat to our dwindling water supplies; they are less water-efficient and contaminate fresh water. by Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji

Genetically Modified (GM) crops are widely recognised for their potential to damage both human health and the environment. Evidence is now accumulating of the contamination of streams, rivers, rain, as well as groundwater with GM-associated chemicals including Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide, while genetic elements such as antibiotic resistant genes are emerging in water-borne microbes.