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Global GM crops reduced farm chemical usage and CO2 emissions in 2016 boom year

May 9th, 2017 / Genetic Literacy Project, US

Examining the benefits of biotechnology, ISAAA reports that the adoption of biotech crops has reduced CO2 emissions equal to removing approximately 12 million cars from the road annually in recent years; conserved biodiversity by removing 19.4 million hectares of land from agriculture in 2015; and decreased the environmental impact with …

Global ban on GM crops would raise food prices, add a billion tonnes of CO2 to atmosphere

November 16th, 2016 / ISAAA, US

A study conducted by researchers from Purdue University reveals that a global ban on genetically modified (GM) crops would raise food prices and add the equivalent of nearly a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
The researchers used a model to assess the economic and environmental value of GM …