Qhow can gm solve soil erosion?

how can gm solve soil erosion?

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The simple answer is if GM crops are herbicide-tolerant, then it encourages no-till agriculture and thereby reduces the soil erosion. Because in no-till agriculture the herbicides will be used to manage weeds and hence adoption to GM crops that are tolerant to herbicides will help selectively control weeds, whereas adoption to no-till agriculture will reduce soil erosion, conserve moisture and several other benefits.

 

Posted on May 10, 2017
The simple answer is that 20+ years of composition assessments of GMO crops have demonstrated that crop composition is not appreciably affected by the GM process (1). In addition, data collected through that time have indicated that general factors such as the growth environment can contribute to notable variation in component levels (2). Plant agglutinins (or lectins) and amylase inhibitors are examples of anti-nutritional compounds that may be present in crops. The relevance of such a... Read More
Posted on March 21, 2018
Thank you for your question. This question has been previously been answered in this response. A snippet of is included below: “Jim Gaffney, PhD, Strategy Lead of Biotech Affairs and Regulatory at DuPont Pioneer says this: “In short, yes, genetically modified (GM) crops are one tool with great potential for helping feed the growing population. The challenge is not just one of increased productivity though, but also of improving prosperity for millions of smallholder farmers and... Read More
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Posted on February 28, 2018
We would like to address your question in two parts. We will explain exactly what a GMO is and then explain what foods are “turned into GMOs” - otherwise known as what crops are genetically modified. WHAT IS A GMO? When people refer to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), they are referring to precision plant breeding using genetic engineering. It allows plant breeders to take a desirable trait (like resistance to drought, insects, weeds, and disease)... Read More
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