New report: GM crops still not performing
A new report shows that genetically modified (GM) crops have failed to
address the main challenges facing farmers in most countries of the world, and
more than 70% of large scale GM planting is still limited to two countries (US
The new report, 'Who Benefits from GM crops? An
analysis of the global performance of genetically modified (GM) crops 1996-2006'
also notes that the 'second generation' GM farm crops with attractive 'traits'
long promised by the industry has failed to appear.
According to the report,
GM crops commercialised today have on the whole increased rather than decreased
pesticide use, and do not yield more than conventional varieties. The
environment has not benefited, and GM crops will become increasingly
unsustainable over the medium to long term.
full report is available for media upon request from firstname.lastname@example.orgRelated links:A three-page "Highlights of the report" The
executive summary of the report
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