April 13, 2010 The Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops on Farm Sustainability in the United States
Many U.S. farmers who grow genetically engineered (GE) crops are realizing economic and environmental benefits -- such as lower production costs, improved pest control, reduced use of pesticides, and better yields -- compared with conventional crops, says a new report from the National Research Council. However, GE crops could lose their effectiveness unless farmers use other proven weed and insect management practices.

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