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NYT examines GMOs

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After a thorough examination, the New York Times has concluded that the basic problem with GMOs is not the one you probably think of first (that they are possibly unsafe to eat), but rather that they have not provably led to increased crop yields or reduced pesticide use.

An analysis by The Times using United Nations data showed that the United States and Canada have gained no discernible advantage in yields — food per acre — when measured against Western Europe, a region with comparably modernized agricultural producers like France and Germany. Also, a recent National Academy of Sciences report found that “there was little evidence” that the introduction of genetically modified crops in the United States had led to yield gains beyond those seen in conventional crops.

Read the full article HERE.

Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops
Danny Hakim, October 29, 2016, New York Times

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