This paper is relevant to the impact areas in the following areas:
|Crops:||Cotton, Maize, Soybean|
|Traits:||Herbicide Tolerance, Insect Res. (BT)|
|Tags:||adoption, crop yields, reduced pesticide use|
Abstract or Summary
Genetically engineered (GE) crops (mainly corn, cotton, and soybeans) were planted on 169 million acres in 2013, about half of U.S. land used for crops. Their adoption has saved farmers time, reduced insecticide use, and enabled the use of less toxic herbicides. Research and development of new GE varieties continues to expand farmer choices.
Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States (held on an external server, and so may require additional authentication details)
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