Guest authors: Ioannis Stergiopoulos, University of California, Davis; André Drenth, The University of Queensland, and Gert Kema, Wageningen University __________________________ The banana is the world’s […]
It’s nearly impossible to argue that switching from the GMO sugar beets that currently make up the bulk of the US sugar supply to sugarcane is in any way a net benefit to the environment. Sugarcane is an environmentally intensive crop. It requires large amounts of water and often threatens local aquifers. It is a tropical crop which requires the deforestation of vital, biodiverse habitat to allow for new production.