Comparative Environmental Impacts of Biotechnology-derived and Traditional Soybean, Corn, and Cotton Crops

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This paper examines the scientific literature regarding the environmental impact of soybean, corn and cotton in order to evaluate the environmental impacts of commercially available biotechnology-derived crops in relation to the current agricultural practices for crop and pest management in conventionally bred crops. It concludes that a comprehensive review of the scientific literature supports the notion that overall the currently commercialized biotechnology-derived soybean, corn, and cotton crops yield environmental benefits. Furthermore, a critical analysis of the literature supports the idea that biotechnology-derived soybean, corn, and cotton pose no environmental concerns unique to or different from those historically associated with conventionally developed crop varieties.

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