With Pennsylvania farmers producing record corn and soybean crops this year, the debate over identifying for consumers what is genetically modified is heating up.
Pennsylvania farmers are projected to harvest 1.1 million acres of corn this year — 100,000 more than in 2012 and the most since 1986, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Soybean acreage is 550,000 acres, up 30,000 acres from last year, which would be the most in history.
Experts say the use of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, to alter plants so that they carry specific traits or properties has helped bolster this year’s harvest.
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