Brazilian Farmers Put a Good Word for Monsanto and GM Crops

Conversations about Plant Biotechnology, a site sponsored by multinational Monsanto, a biotech company notorious for its GM (genetically modified) seeds, is now offering video conversations and podcasts with Brazilian farmers.

With Brazil’s participation the total number of video segments with growers goes to more than 35, representing nine of the 21 countries that grew biotech crops in 2005.

According to US-based Monsanto, the addition of Brazilian farmers is significant because they grew more than 23 million acres (4.4 million hectares) of GM soybeans in 2005, which represents nearly a 90 percent increase in acreage over 2004 and the largest increase of any country last year.

In addition, Brazilian farmers are leaders in the development and adoption of conservation tillage – the practice of minimizing or eliminating plowing of the soil.

In a newly posted segment, Brazilian soybean farmer Armindo Mugnol describes the environmental benefits of GM crops on his farm, including the return of wildlife habitats and protection of the soil through the elimination of plowing.

Visitors can also view a newly released compilation video with three Brazilian farmers, who describe the benefits of GM crops within their operations and the region.

Monsanto Company initially launched Conversations about Plant Biotechnology in October 2005 and, this week, also features its first redesign.

The site now provides a state-of-the-art online video player, cutting-edge video distribution system, and more flexible, simpler navigation.

Conversations about Plant Biotechnology – www.monsanto.com/biotech-gmo/asp/default.asp

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazilian Army Patrols Parí¡ Cities

The Brazilian army continues to patrol 17 cities in the state of Pará, in ...

Brazilians May Need ID and Social Security to Surf the Internet

If a bill being voted this Wednesday, November 8, in the Brazilian Senate’s Constitution ...

Brazil, End Illiteracy or Change Your Flag!

Some say that it is inefficient to spend money on literacy programs for adults ...

Europe Bans Brazilian Honey

Starting this Friday, March 17, Brazil will not be allowed to export honey to ...

Friends sharing a Brazilian caipirinha

Brazil, Its Food and Drinks, Are All Acquired Tastes

Before arriving in Brazil I was given a cookbook on Brazil’s cuisine from my ...

Brazilian Bill Makes Money Laundering a Graver Crime

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva presented, on Wednesday, August 24, a draft ...

Lula Accuses Opposition to Try to Stage a Coup Every Day in Brazil

The president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who insists in campaigning for ...

Companies in Brazil Double Profits

Brazil's corporations from 21 different business sectors doubled their profits in the five years ...

NGO’s File Suit to Force Brazil to Break AIDS Drug Patent

Brazil’s Ministry of Health estimates that 600,000 Brazilians are carriers of the HIV virus. ...

Arab Investors Looking for Productive Land in Brazil

Sotheby's International Realty, which sells real estate, is preparing a portfolio of investment options ...