As climate change threatens European agriculture, debate over GMO crops is reignited
A recent Yahoo News story noted:
"Last summer in Europe marked a turning point for agriculture, with searing temperatures that broke historical records, and droughts that dried up rivers and caused crops to shrivel.
With similar scenarios predicted for this year as global temperatures continue to rise, some experts are once again pushing the use of new strains of crops currently classified as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that are capable of withstanding heat waves and drought to help the continent adapt to changing weather patterns and help save its agricultural industry.
“Plants derived using new genomic techniques could play a key role in developing innovative and sustainable ways to protect harvests from pests, diseases and climate change effects,” a spokesperson for the European Commission told Yahoo News."
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