Why Do Farmers Use GMOs?
Farmers choose what seeds to grow based on what is best for their farms, market demand and local growing environments. Farmers also look for ways to grow crops using resources more efficiently and with less impact on the environment.
More than 18 million farmers around the world, the majority in developing countries, choose to plant genetically modified seeds due to their advantages, which can include reducing the impact of agriculture on their environment, reducing costs via more targeted pesticide use and reducing yield loss or crop damage from weeds, diseases and insects, as well as from extreme weather conditions such as drought.
More than 18 million farmers around the world choose to plant GMO seeds.
GMOs enabled farmers to use 48 million less acres of land to produce the same amount of crops in 2014.
GMOs help reduce yield loss or crop damage from weeds, diseases, insects & extreme weather.
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