Study says farmers benefiting from higher yields, lower costs with gentically modified crops

In 2004, biotech crops were planted on 118 million U.S. acres, an increase of 11 percent over the previous year, the study found. Growers using these varieties, as opposed to conventional crops, realized an additional $2.3 billion in income last year - largely due to an increase in yield of 6.6 billion pounds and a reduction in pesticide use of 62 million pounds, the study said.

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BioBOOM Op/Ed: We suppose those who scream "franken foods" would prefer their corn dipped in pesticides? Or more rampant starvation Now this is how genetics is supposed work. Helping to feed mankind is what this is all about.

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