Farmers choose what seeds to grow based on what is best for their farms, market demand and local growing environments. Farmers also look for ways to grow crops using resources more efficiently and with less impact on the environment. More than 18 million farmers around the world, the majority in developing countries, choose to plant genetically modified seeds due to their advantages, which can include reducing the impact of agriculture on their environment, reducing costs via more targeted pesticide use and reducing yield loss or crop damage from weeds, diseases and insects, as well as from extreme weather conditions such as drought.Read More
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MYTH vs. FACT: Pesticide Use On GM Crops(JPEG, 260.94KB)
MYTH vs. FACT: GMOs Environmental Impact(JPEG, 230.86KB)
MYTH vs. FACT: GMOs' Impact On Climate Change(JPEG, 237.41KB)
INFOGRAPHIC: Take A Bite Out Of Food Waste With The GMO Apple(PDF, 827.73KB)
MYTH vs. FACT: GMO Search Results(JPEG, 129.89KB)
Posted on May 14, 2017Response from Community Manager
A common misconception is that the adoption of genetically modified crops have increased the use of pesticides, when just the opposite is true. Overall, pesticide applications have decreased, largely due to the adoption of insect-resistant genetically modified crops. In fact, over the last 20 years, GMOs have reduced pesticide spraying by 8 percent. As a result the environmental impact associated with pesticide use on biotech crops has decreased by more than 18 percent.Read More
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By Community Manager May 30, 2017
The following is a press release from ISAAA announcing its annual report on the global status of biotech/GM crops. ...
By Community Manager June 05, 2017
New report highlights 20 years of economic and environmental benefits from using biotech/GM crops ...
By Admin January 08, 2014
From: “The Lowdown on GMOs According to Science”What if there was a way to farm that spared the rain-forests, cut down on toxins in our soil and waters, and provided healthier, more nutritious food?Sounds like organic farming, right? But actually, it’s GMOs.The goals of organics – farms that cause less damage to the environment and grow food that’s better for you – are great. But organic isn’t living up to that potential.In terms of nutrition, the consensus of multiple analysis of all...
By Admin January 08, 2014
The attack of insects, from planting to close to harvest, is a limiting factor for crop productivity, regardless of the production system used. Under favorable environmental conditions and/or in the absence of the use of appropriate management practices, the proliferation of insects can reach levels of economic damage and cause losses.In the 2012/2013 crop season there were reports on the occurrence of worm infestations in Brazil, the damages of which were observed in cotton and soybean crops...