Case Study 5: Biodiversity
Did you know that the genetically modified soy fields in places like Argentina have been stripped of biodiversity?
The crops are engineered to be sprayed with Roundup, which kills off all other plants and destroys beneficial soil organisms. Visitors to these soy fields are shocked to see miles and miles without insects, birds, or any biodiversity.
The Roundup sprayed on genetically engineered Roundup Ready soy and cornfields in the US destroyed the milkweed, which feed young monarch butterflies. The population of these beautiful creatures has dwindled to a fraction of what it was, and may push them to extinction.