November 1, 2009 | Source: The Organic Center | Format: Reports & Publications

Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use in the United States: The First Thirteen Years

This report explores the impact of the adoption of genetically engineered (GE) corn, soybean, and cotton on pesticide use in the United States, drawing principally on data from the United States Department of Agriculture. The most striking finding is that GE crops have been responsible for an increase of 383 million pounds of herbicide use in the U.S. over the first 13 years of commercial use of GE crops.

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