Greenpeace has delivered a warning to Brussels on the use of new GM crops.
The organisation gathered outside the European Commission to oppose the cultivation of 26 crops, 19 of which would be genetically modified to be tolerant to herbicides.
Agricultural economist Dr. Charles Benbrook claims in his new report that herbicide-tolerant GM crops lead to a rise in the use of pesticides and higher seed prices.
Similar crops already being grown in North and South America are having “devastating environmental and social consequences on rural communities”, according to Greenpeace.
They’ve urged the European Commission to take the study as a wake-up call and heed their warning.