Owen Paterson hasn't yet figured out that Monsanto are a gang of crooks whose primary concern is getting a stranglehold on the world food supply. Here is more evidence of their duplicity, if it were needed.
A new peer-reviewed study published in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability found that conventional plant breeding, not genetic engineering, is responsible for yield increases in major U.S. crops. Additionally, GM crops, also known as genetically engineered (GE) crops, can’t even take credit for reductions in pesticide use.
The study compared major crop yields and pesticide use in North America, which relies heavily on GE crops, and Western Europe, which grows conventionally bred non-GE crops. The study’s lead author, Jack Heinemann, is not an anti-biotechnology activist, as Monsanto might want you to believe, he's a genetic engineer.