Are GMOs an ‘environmental miracle’?

[Editor’s note: This excerpt was translated from the French by Google Translate and lightly edited for clarity]

Although all serious scientific studies conclude the safety of these [GMO] plants, too little attention was paid to environmental issues. An unforgivable mistake, because the environment is too important. . . to be left to environmentalists.

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. . . [S]ince the rise of GMOs in the 90s. . . pesticide use have collapsed by 30% overall. Better yet, the use of insecticides was reduced by nearly 80% per hectare.

. . . . In short, GMOs are causing an environmental miracle we too often ignore.

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Best of all, several studies indicate that the use of GMOs could have an extremely positive impact on biodiversity. . . .in significantly reducing the frequency of application and toxicity of pesticides, GMOs allow plants and animals to thrive. Finally, the very high yields per hectare offered by GMOs also result in a decrease of the . . . expansion of cultivated land in favor of natural ecosystems.

. . . GMOs are by far one human inventions have had the most beneficial impact on the environment.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, Google translated post: GMOs: the benefactors of the environment

Read full post in original French: Les OGM : ces bienfaiteurs de l’environnement

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