Report details economic and environmental benefits of biotech crops

04/30/2013 | Hoosier Ag Today (Clermont, Ind.)

The global net economic benefit of biotech crops for farmers reached $19.8 billion in 2011, and global farm income gains totaled $98.2 billion from 1996 to 2011, according to a report from PG Economics presented during the 2013 BIO International Convention. The increased biotech crops brought a decrease in agriculture's use of insecticides and fuel as well as in greenhouse gas emissions, said Cathleen Enright, BIO's executive vice president for food and agriculture.

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