Economic, environmental benefits of crop biotechnology are clear

According to a comprehensive new study, global farm income gains from crop biotechnology increased $78.4 billion from 1996-2010, and this trend will continue. Sounds pretty nice, but who is really benefitting? Well, this study demonstrates that the majority of 2010 farm income gains went to farmers in developing countries, 90% of which are small, resource poor farms. The benefits don’t stop at increasing profits for hardworking, low-income farmers, though. Other findings of the study show that over the fifteen years studied, crop biotechnology reduced pesticide usage by 438 million kilograms. In 2010 alone, biotech crops were responsible for greenhouse gas
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