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GMOs: A Good Deal for the Environment and the Developing World

September 27, 2016
GMOs help feed our growing population and reduce the environmental impacts of agriculture. Therefore, it’s important to set the record straight when it comes to the safety and environmental benefits of GMOs. A new post on the GMO Answers blog at Forbes.com explains why GMOs matter, especially to people in the developing world, and to the environment worldwide.  Cornell University professors David R. Just, Ph.D. and Harry M. Kaiser write:
Close to a billion people are malnourished, and almost 50 million in the United States are food insecure. By increasing corn yields, GMOs have tempered the price spikes that have plagued grain markets causing food riots worldwide. GMOs also hold one of the keys to reducing the environmental impacts of agriculture. Since the introduction of GMOs, use of chemical herbicides has declined by 37 percent, and soil erosion has declined substantially largely due to the greener agricultural practices GMOs allow.

In addition, the professors discuss Cornell’s current Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “The Science and Politics of the GMO.”

To read the entire post, please visit the GMO Answers page at Forbes.com.