Agrochemical Cartoons

This cartoon was inspired by the way an agrochemical company protects its patents (on its GM crops).

According to the Guardian:

more than 80% of the GM seeds sold each year are owned and sold by one company, Monsanto

As a lapsed biochemist, I don’t have a problem with genetically modified crops on principle – extensive testing shows the organisms to be safe and there is potential to create plants which would be useful in a warming world (resistant to salinity and pests). (more…)