Egypt Resists Monsanto’s Genetically-Modified Maize
JULY 23, 2012
Citing risks to biodiversity and super-bugs that require even more pesticide to control, some governments are resisting GM crops – including Egypt. These are seeds that are implanted with genetic material from unrelated organisms to increase pest or drought resistance (such as Monsanto’s MON810) compared to normal genetic modifications that favor naturally-occurring traits. Despite efforts to expand their reach, Monsanto and similar firms are meeting growing resistance.