The Agrichemical industry likes to rip apart independent safety studies and discredit independent scientists that find health or environmental harm from their GMOs. All the while, industry funded studies are woefully inadequate and biased.
All of these new technologies helped to unify the nation. Due to the new agricultural inventions, famers produced food to feed the northeastern factory workers. In return, the Midwestern farmers built a market for the Northeastern mass produced goods. Due to the growth of the Northeastern textile mills, the demand for Southern cotton grew. As a result, this led to the growth of slavery down south.