GM crops: global socio-economic and environmental impacts 1996-2015

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Abstract or Summary

The material contained in the paper, which is the twelfth annual report on the global economic
and environmental impact of genetically modified (GM) crops, aims to provide insights into the
reasons why so many farmers around the world have adopted crop biotechnology and continue
to use it in their production systems since the technology first became available on a widespread
commercial basis in the mid-1990s.

The paper draws, and is largely based on, the considerable body of consistent peer reviewed
literature available that has examined the economic and other reasons behind farm level crop
biotechnology adoption, together with the environmental impacts associated with the changes

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