GMOs and biotechnology and have had a positive impact on the sustainability of agriculture in the last 20 years, according to a new study recently released by PG Economics. GMO Answers recently took a closer look and highlighted the 5 Things to Know about GMOs based on its results. To dig deeper, we asked GMO Answers volunteer expert and agriculture researcher, Esther Ngumbi to provide her perspective on some of the data presented in another report that was recently released by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA). She shares her thoughts in a blog post for GMO Answers at our Medium.com page.
Most importantly is that biotech crops can help farmers mitigate the harsh consequences and monetary losses that come with a changing climate. As a result of climate change, droughts, floods and many other weather related disasters have become frequent affecting food production in both in the developed countries and developing countries. These disasters are also accompanied with losses exceeding $1 billion. For example, in 2016, in the United States, agricultural losses as a result of droughts exceeded $5.2 billion dollars.
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