A common misconception is that the adoption of genetically modified crops have increased the use of pesticides, when just the opposite is true. Overall, pesticide applications have decreased, largely due to the adoption of insect-resistant genetically modified crops. In fact, over the last 20 years, GMOs have reduced pesticide spraying by 8 percent. As a result the environmental impact associated with pesticide use on biotech crops has decreased by more than 18 percent.Read More
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MYTH vs. FACT: Pesticide Use On GM Crops(JPEG, 260.94KB)
MYTH vs. FACT: GMOs & Poison Search Results(JPEG, 113.79KB)
MYTH vs. FACT: GMOs & Cancer Search Results(JPEG, 114.8KB)
INFOGRAPHIC: GMOs Improve Soil Health(PDF, 407.45KB)
GIF: What Would Food Production Look Like Without Science?(GIF, 381.88KB)
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By Michael Stebbins September 05, 2017
The following is an excerpt of a press release from Cell Press announcing a new study about modified crops that could act as their own pesticides. ...
By Community Manager September 24, 2014
This article was originally posted in 2012 at Biology Fortified, Inc., and two selected excerpts are below.“Agent Orange, a defoliant used in the Vietnam War, was made with two herbicides: 2,4-D (the one that the new corn tolerates), and 2,4,5-T. The 2,4,5-T was unknowingly contaminated with a dioxin, something that was only later recognized as a significant human safety issue. Yes, 2,4-D was part of Agent Orange, but it wasn’t...
By Admin January 08, 2014
From: “The Lowdown on GMOs According to Science”What if there was a way to farm that spared the rain-forests, cut down on toxins in our soil and waters, and provided healthier, more nutritious food?Sounds like organic farming, right? But actually, it’s GMOs.The goals of organics – farms that cause less damage to the environment and grow food that’s better for you – are great. But organic isn’t living up to that potential.In terms of nutrition, the consensus of multiple analysis of all...