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Failure to Yield: Evaluating the Performance of Genetically Engineered Crops

April 2009

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) found that genetic engineering has not significantly increased crop yields in relation to other agricultural technologies.

In an April 14th, 2009 press release, Doug Sherman, author of the report and biologist in the UCS Food and Environment Program, commented “The biotech industry has spent billions on research and public relations hype, but genetically engineered food and feed crops haven’t enabled American farmers to grow significantly more crops per acre of land … In comparison, traditional breeding continues to deliver better results.”

Read the full report here.


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