USFRA supports farmers’ choices to plant and grow conventional crops, GM crops, organic crops or a combination. Similarly, USFRA supports consumers’ choices to purchase foods they prefer. Many of our farmers plant GM seeds for reasons such as protecting their crops from adverse weather. Some of our... Read more
How are GM seeds helping farmers and ranchers in America improve?
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" concludes:
- Farmers are using better tillage conversation methods with the use of genetically engineered crops.
- Farmers are using less intense herbicides with some GM seed crops. Glyphosate binds quickly to the crop and expires in a short amount of time, reducing environmental impact.
- With continued research and development, GM seeds in years 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. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12804#toc