Michelle Miller, popularly known as the Farm Babe, is an Iowa-based farmer,
public speaker, and writer. She debunked myths about GMOs from the point of
view of a real farmer of
load/biotech-crop-annual-update-maize-2017.pdf> GM corn and
load/biotech-crop-annual-update-soybean-2017.pdf> soybeans. Farm Babe
stresses that 90 to 95 percent of certain crop farmers choose to plant GMOs,
and they must have a good reason for that decision.
According to Farm Babe, farmers are not forced to grow GMOs. "We grow them
because we want to and they help us, you, and the planet. Since the
inception of certain GMO crops, insecticide spray is down 85 percent, while
overall pesticide spray is down 37 percent, crop yields are up on average 21
percent. If farmers can produce more crops on less land while using fewer
inputs, less pesticides, fuel, etc., we are going to jump on it. Please
allow us to do our jobs," Farm Babe shares.
She also stressed that GMOs are the most regulated and tested products of
plant breeding and are proven safe by nearly every major food safety
authority globally. No peer-reviewed report has shown that GMOs are risky,
while there are peer reviewed evidence that they are safe.