When Research Has Proved GM Crops Has Failed To Give Better Yields

UC research shows GM crops do not have better yields

SOURCE : foodprocessing.com

North American crop production has fallen behind that of Western Europe, despite US farmers using genetically modified (GM) seed and more pesticide, University of Canterbury researchers have found.

The main point of difference between the regions is the adoption of GM seed in North America and the use of non-GM seed in Europe, the researchers say.

The research showed rapeseed (canola) yields increasing faster in Europe without GM than in the GM-led package chosen by Canada and decreasing chemical herbicide and even larger declines in insecticide use without sacrificing yield gains, while chemical herbicide use in the US has increased with GM seed.

“Europe has learned to grow more food per hectare and use fewer chemicals in the process. The American choices in biotechnology are causing it to fall behind Europe in productivity and sustainability.”

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