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May 3rd, 2018 / Genetic Literacy Project, US

This is the second in a three-part series making the case that the development of the biotech traits for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance are the most substantial innovations in sustainable agriculture in the last three decades. In part one, I laid out the context in which I believe they should be assessed relative to other innovations competing for the crown. In this part, I examine the data and evidence of their overall environmental impacts. In the final installment, I’ll make my closing argument after looking at the impacts on Argentina, China, India, Pakistan and South Africa. Read more