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Spooky GMO Myths Debunked! Read Them If You Dare…

GMO Answers

For the last post in this year’s Get to Know GMOs series, we invite you to come with us for an eerie stroll through some of the Internet’s most outrageous GMO myths and images. Myth #1: Evil GMO scientists are injecting GMO crops with pesticides, DNA, dangerous chemicals…or stuff. Using needles to inject crops with “stuff” is not how GMOs are made. How are they created, then? Some GMOs are made by taking a desired trait, like Read More >

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GTK GMOs Week 2: Sustainable Agriculture Practices

GMO Answers

We are now in week 2 of the Get to Know GMOs Month series! This week, we talked about how GMOs play a large role in sustainable agriculture. The misconceptions around GM crops are that they aren’t environmentally sustainable. In reality,  many of the practices often affiliated with sustainable farming are used with GM crops. In this week’s post, Sustainable Farming Practices You Didn’t Know are Used with GMO Crops, GMOA shows how GM crops require fewer pesticide Read More >

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The New Food Economy: How Innovation is Transforming Agriculture

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Data analysis and computational technologies are giving farmers the ability to monitor their land better, to make decisions that can lower costs and increase crop yields, and allow them to access information quickly through their smartphones. Nanette Byrnes, writer for the MIT Technology Review, calls this the “new food economy.” “By combining this information with data generated by soil sensors and weather reports, farmers could find ways to use water, seed, and fertilizer more efficiently, Read More >

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GM Crops Help Ensure Global Food Security Through Higher Crop Yields

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Today, BIO announced that PG Economics has released its report  “GM Crops: Global Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts 1996-2013.” According to the report the economic benefits for farmers who use genetically modified (GM) seeds amounted to an average of more than $122/hectare in 2013. “In 2013, the 18th year of widespread adoption of crops using biotechnology innovations, the technology has continued to provide more productive agriculture, higher incomes to farmers and a better environment for citizens. A majority Read More >

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Report Shows Biotech Crop Varieties Continue to be Preferred By U.S. Farmers


Tom Saidak reported for BioBased Digest on the latest U.S. adoption data for genetically engineered varieties of corn, cotton and soybeans. In Washington, BIO commented on the USDA’s Economic Research Service Report, Genetically engineered varieties of corn, upland cotton, and soybeans, by State and for the Unites States, 2000-14. Key findings for 2014 included 94 percent of all soybeans grown in the U.S., 93 percent of all corn, and 96 percent of all cotton are Read More >

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