This paper is relevant to the impact areas in the following areas:
|Traits:||Herbicide Tolerance, Insect Res. (BT), Insect Resistance|
|Tags:||environmental, overview, socio-economic|
Abstract or Summary
The seventh annual report on crop biotechnology impacts shows another year of delivering considerable economic and environmental benefits to the farmers and citizens of countries where the technology is used. Over the 15 year period covered in the report, crop biotechnology has consistently provided important economic and production gains, improved incomes and reduced risk for farmers around the world that have grown GM crops. The environment in user countries is benefiting from farmers using more benign herbicides or replacing insecticide use with insect resistant GM crops. The reduction in pesticide spraying and the switch to no till cropping systems is also resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The majority of these benefits are found in developing countries.
GM crops: global socio-economic and environmental impacts 1996-2010 (held on an external server, and so may require additional authentication details)
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