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(NaturalNews) Some of the best arguments are those that are thorough enough to be persuasive, but simple enough to be widely understood. And a new infographic by NurseDegree.net, which can be seen here, seems to accomplish both of these with regards to genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), spelling out how pervasive transgenic crops have become in the modern food supply and what these deadly organisms are doing to the health of our environment.

Entitled GMOs: The Walking Dead of the Food Industry, the infographic explains how GMOs are now being planted on a collective land area measuring the size of the entire state of Alaska. An astounding 170.1 million hectares, or about 420 million acres, of land around the world are growing things like Monsanto's Roundup Ready soy and Syngenta's Bt corn. And primarily in North America, these and other GM crops have bombarded the food supply without proper labeling.

"In the U.S.," explains the graphic, the "FDA ruled GMOs not significantly different from naturally occurring foods." And the agency has always based its approval "on studies conducted by GMO manufacturers themselves."

GMOs are substantially different from natural crops, which is why they are patented

As we previously pointed out, the position that GMOs are no different from natural crops is dubious, at best, seeing as GMOs are substantially different, hence their ability to be patented. For nearly two decades, Big AgriBio has gotten away with playing both sides, claiming on the one hand that GMOs are unique in order to reap huge profits, while at the same time claiming that they are the same as all other crops in order to gain regulatory approval.

But as the public has progressively awakened to this sham, an overwhelming percentage of people now say they want GMOs to be properly labeled, which should have been the case all along. According to data reiterated in the new infographic, an overwhelming 87 percent of consumers say they want GMO labeling, and more than half of all Americans would refuse to buy GMOs if given the choice via labels.

Herbicide production has increased 15-fold since GMOs were first introduced

The chemical companies have also gotten away with lying to the public about how much herbicide and pesticide is needed to grow GMOs. Multinational chemical corporations like Monsanto have long claimed that GMOs would reduce farmers' reliance on chemicals to grow cash crops. But nothing could be further from the truth, as herbicide production has increased by 1500 percent since GMOs were first introduced in the mid-1990s.

"GMOs are manufactured for herbicide tolerance, particularly to glyphosate (Roundup)," reads the graphic. "Some negative effects: Weeds resistant to glyphosate develop, spawning super weeds. Glyphosate builds up in the soil, contaminating it."

More superweeds than ever turning up as a result of GMO technologies

Besides the sheer volume of superweeds now popping up as a result of GMOs, many new types of superweeds are emerging, making it increasingly difficult for farmers to fight them all off while still generating high yields. In fact, GMOs have only caused more problems for farmers while providing absolutely no benefits or improvements for consumers, shattering the myths spread by the chemical industry hailing GMOs as the saviors of mankind.

"None of the genetically modified food crops currently on the market offer benefits to consumers in terms of price, nutrition, or new produce," says Ucsusa.org, as quoted in the infographic.

You can learn more about the dangers of GMOs, including their ability to spread allergens to other species and contaminate non-GM and organic crops, by checking out the NurseDegree.net infographic here:
http://www.nursedegree.net.

Sources for this article include:

http://gmoinside.org

http://www.nursedegree.net

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