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Viewpoint: Myth debunked—GM crops haven’t radically changed our food supply

| | September 5, 2019
Corn Farmer
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[In August] South Australia announced it would be lifting its ban on the growth of genetically modified organisms (GMO) …. This shift in policy represents that despite mixed public perception, the potential of biotech is undeniable.

For those intimately involved in food production, GMO crops do not represent a radical overhaul of a traditional system. According to a 2018 study by the Economic and Social Research Council, farmers embrace the technology as the next step in agriculture development, not as an entirely new process. That is because in practice the technology is not vastly different than what has been going on for nearly 100 years.

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