Biotech Updates

PG Economics Released Impact Publications of Biotech Crops

November 20, 2009

In the light of ongoing world food security, agricultural sustainability and climate change debates, PG Economics has released three summary documents of the yield, income and environmental effects of biotech crops.

These summaries are supplemented by more detailed examinations of these impacts in the latest report on the global socio-economic and environmental impacts of the technology 1996-2007.

The three summaries document the real contribution of biotech crops to
  • improving global crop yields,
  • increasing production (and estimated contributions to food security),
  • improving farm income and
  • reducing the environment ‘footprint' of agriculture.
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