Genetically modified crops support climate change mitigation
This paper is relevant to the impact areas in the following areas:
|Crops:||canola, Cotton, Maize, Soybean, Sugar Beet|
|Traits:||Herbicide Tolerance, Insect Res. (BT), Insect Resistance|
|Tags:||climate change, food production, Greenhouse gases|
Abstract or Summary
Genetically modified (GM) crops can help reduce agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition to possible decreases in production emissions, GM yield gains also mitigate land-use change and related emissions. Wider adoption of already-existing GM crops in Europe could result in a reduction equivalent to 7.5% of the total agricultural GHG emissions of Europe.
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