How Does Biotechnology in Food Production Address Water Issues?

The 2010 report of the National Research Council of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences “The Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops on Farm Sustainability in the United States,” stated: With continued research and development, GM seeds are posed to produce better yields, improve nutrition benefits of certain crops, use less water, and allow for the increasingly precise use of fertilizers and pesticides.

Additionally, GM crops that express drought resistance can grow in much drier areas, conserving water and other environmental resources.