Michael Hart, a conventional livestock family farmer, has been farming in Cornwall for nearly thirty years and has actively campaigned on behalf of family farmers for over fifteen years, travelling extensively in Europe, India, Canada and the USA.
In this short documentary he investigates the reality of farming genetically modified crops in the USA ten years after their introduction. He travels across the US interviewing farmers and other specialists about their experiences of growing GM
One of the points made frequently is that there is a very limited availability of alternative methods because the potential profits of the Round Up method squeezed out the research and development on the older methods. The public Land Grant Universities have pretty much captured by big Ag and work for them.
The monopolistic practises are about what you have come to expect from a crony-capitalist systems that does its best to give as many advantages as possible to the large politically connected corporations. You don't get much bigger than the agri-business corporations.