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United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals Achievable with GMO Crops

Community Manager - Nov 30, 2021

The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes a set of formally adopted agreements and goals that provide a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.” Here are five goals achievable with GMO crops. ...


Five Goals Achievable with GMO Crops

Community Manager - Nov 27, 2021

The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes a set of formally adopted agreements and goals that provide a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.” Achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require innovation and collaboration in all sectors and on a global scale. GMOs and plant biotechnology are uniquely positioned to advance several of these goals based on their decades-long successful implementation into the agriculture of countries around the world, and the continuing commitment to innovating an [...]


GMO Science and Non Fictions

Community Manager - Oct 27, 2021

Which sources, figures, and facts are true? Which ones aren't? Before we dispel the top 5 myths that are either completely false or seen as common misrepresentations of GMOs available to consumers, let's cover the fundamental question: what is a GMO? Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are the product of precision plant breeding techniques and scientific processes using genetic engineering. This type of genetic engineering and selective breeding allows farmers, plant breeders, bioengineers and others, to take a desirable trait (like resistance to drought, ins [...]


Biodiversity and Land Conservation

Community Manager - Sep 28, 2021

The importance of agricultural lands and soil health for food production as well as biodiversity can never be overstated. In order for land to be used for agriculture, it must first be suitable for growing crops. Crops improved through the means of biotechnology save land in two ways. One is termed “land sparing,” meaning that if farmers can produce more output per planted acre, then there is reduced pressure to add more farmed land in order to keep up with growing global demand. The second way that biotech crops “save land” is more literal. Particularly when farmland [...]


GMOs Help Us Promote Food Security Worldwide and Fight Global Food Insecurity

chris - Aug 23, 2021

.copyimg { min-width:380px; max-width:720px; } Every day, farmers around the world use GMOs to help combat threats to food and the environment. Whether helping to protect crop yields against plant diseases, weeds, pests, or to reduce water use, GMOs are one of modern agriculture’s many innovations that allow farmers to grow more food with fewer resources.   The benefits of GMOs don’t stop at the farm. GMO crops can help to reduce food waste and combat under-nourishment around the world. In particular, GMOs play an important role in addressing food security challeng [...]


Everything You Need to Know About GMO Corn

Community Manager - Jul 01, 2021

Where and how is biotech corn grown?   Corn is one of the most commonly grown GMO crops around the world, second only to soybeans. According to most recent figures, it was planted in 14 countries on every continent, including the USA, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Canada, Philippines, Paraguay, Uruguay, Spain, Vietnam, Colombia, Honduras, Chile and Portugal. GMO corn was planted on more than 60 million hectares, or 150 million acres. That’s almost the size of Texas! (Source: ISAAA) Corn is the most commonly grown crop in the United States, and most of it is GMO. Most G [...]


Environmental Benefits of GMOs vs. Organic Crops

Community Manager - May 11, 2021

The following is an article written by Mallory Mae Bailey-Tse, Graduate Student in Conservation Biology at Miami University. Genetically modified organisms, or GMO crops for short, have been vilified to the general public for a number of years. The fear surrounding these crops is largely unfounded by the scientific research available thus far. GMOs have been shown to have many benefits, such as decreasing the use of agrochemicals in farming and helping decrease food insecurity in impoverished areas by increasing the productivity of their yields. They are at the forefront of cr [...]


Innovating GMOs through Public-Private Partnerships

Community Manager - Mar 26, 2021

One of the biggest myths about GMOs is that they are all made by the private sector. The reality is that claim is not true. Not only are there some GMO crops on the market and currently in research and development (R&D) that are solely a result of public sector research (universities, governments, and non-profits), but there is also research being done to develop new GMOs that are the result of public-private partnerships. That being said, on average, GMOs take 16.5 years and $115 million in R&D before coming to market, which makes it difficult for sm [...]


Key Ways GMO Crops Help Fight Pests and Benefit the Environment

Community Manager - Feb 25, 2021

Farmers are an essential component of our modern food chain. Environmental sustainability and food insecurity are critical to all methods of agricultural production–conventional, organic and genetically modified. Farmers use pesticides to stop unwanted predatory insects and invasive weeds from destroying their crops. Just as gardeners deal with caterpillars that can wreak havoc on their fruits and vegetables, farmers manage for a variety of pests that interfere with crop production, reducing yield and increasing costs to the farmer and consumer. Each GMO crop that exists was developed to ad [...]


The Science Behind GMOs

Community Manager - Jan 25, 2021

As we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on the 11th of February, we take you through the science behind GMOs and modern agriculture, in an effort to demystify the process and correct some misinformation about the technology.    How We Got Here: The Science Behind Genetic Modification in Crops   Farmers have grown commercial GM crops for about 25 years, but genetic modification in crops is much older. Farmers have been intentionally changing the genetic makeup of all domesticated crops for about 10,000 years. Every fruit, vegetable, an [...]