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Biotechnology has delivered an increase in farm income while providing substantial benefits to both farmers and citizens. That’s the take a way from a new study from United Kingdom-based PG Economics – “GM crops: global socio-economic and environmental impacts 1996-2011.”
The study also says crop biotechnology was responsible for producing an additional 110 million tons of soybeans and 195 million tons of corn from 1996 to 2011. “Where farmers have been given the choice of growing GM crops, adoption levels have typically been rapid.” says Graham Brookes, director of PG Economics, and co-author of the report.
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