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GMO Farmer in Texas Realizes GMO Dangers, Works to Educate Others

•, by Christina Sarich
But he has since learned that the crops don’t only perish due to super weeds, but are also full of genes which resist herbicides and pesticides – not something he thinks you or his own family would want to eat. Where once he thought he could save money on labor, he is now realizing that he was sold a health-risk he isn’t worth taking, nor is he willing to sell his friends and neighbors. Eric Herm, the Texas farmer; however, is one of the few people in his neck of the woods educated about GMO crops.

Herm is now a huge advocate for GMO warning labels, and is among a small group in the Republican-dominated state in support of labeling genetically modified organisms. His attempt to defeat big agribusiness is up against some major disinformation campaigns.

“I haven’t had a single constituent mention support for GMO labeling to me,” said state Rep. Drew Springer, R-Muenster, a member of the House Agriculture and Livestock Committee. Rep. Springer says that even if a measure to label GMOs was introduced, it would likely be ignored.

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