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A new assessment of the potential impacts of using existing commercialised crop biotechnology in Ukraine shows that considerable economic and environmental benefits would occur if farmers were allowed access to the technology.
‘Crop biotechnology would provide important economic and production gains, improved incomes and reduced risk for farmers in Ukraine if they were allowed to use the technology” said Graham Brookes, director of PG Economics, co-author of the report. “The environment would also improve from farmers using more benign herbicides or replacing insecticide use with insect resistant maize”
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