Source: National Academy of Science


A new report from the National Research Council indicates that although genetically engineered crops offer multiple economic and environmental benefits, the technology will need to be properly managed in order to maintain its effectiveness in the face of growing herbicide resistance.


The report provides the first comprehensive assessment of how GE crops are affecting all U.S. farmers, including those who grow conventional or organic crops. The new report follows several previous Research Council reports that examined the potential human health and environmental effects of GE crops.


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