I'm guessing that you have a problem with the food system as is
much of it yes
you are speaking of a potential future of farming?
integrative farming is already in use, not widespread enough, and has shown benefits
The issues I have with gmos specifically are terminator genes
well then you may be happy to hear that terminator seed (GURT) was NEVER commercialized, political pressure was too great.
Though I do wish more anti-gmo activists were aware of this, it appears many are under the false impression that current GE seed uses GURT
the fact that many of the gm crops are not designed to reduce pesticide/herbicide use
actually that is what Bt crop are specifically designed to do, and have reduced pesticide spraying
Herbicide tolerate crops have shifted to herbicide profile toward less toxic, faster degrading alternatives such as atrazine. They weren't about reducing amounts so much as shifting types to be less toxic.
Also the whole 'superfoods' thing of designing more nutritionally dense foods seems untenable...
So what is this Wholefood source of B12 for vegans? You do realize that much of the B12 supplements are actually derived from GE bacteria. Also Soymega, a soybean oil that has omega fatty acids, may hit the market as early as this or next year.
In addition to GE, humans have created healthier varieties of crops through hybridization as well.
Research of GM foods conducted and funded by companies like Monsanto cannot be relied on.
I dont rely only on industry funded studies, I look at others
as well. There is actually a decent amount of independent research
out there as well.
Creating plants that do not produce seeds to save for future planting does not benefit anyone except the people selling the plants.
actually in general 2nd generation GMO seed is viable, its just not legal to replant for a few reasons, one being that the GM traits will not breed true to all the offspring resulting in diminished performance over time and hurting the brand image as well. But not being able to save seed isnt new or unique to GMOs, intellectual property protection such as plant variety protection exists for non-gmo crops as well. Also the majority of non-GMO staple crops in production are hybrids which do not breed true
and seed much be repurchased each year anyways. In the end the farmer usually makes the decision of what seed to purchase, its their option.