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GMO Crops Create “Halo Effect” That Benefits Organic Farmers, Says New Research

Growing genetically modified insect-resistant corn in the United States has dramatically reduced insecticide use and created a “halo effect” that also benefits farmers raising non-GM and organic crops, new research shows.

 

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Explaining Agriculture to Consumers Using Emotions, Not Science

“The anti-agricultural community has a very loud voice, especially on social media,” said Payn, speaking at the 2017 Mid America CropLife Association meeting in Kansas City, MO. “I don’t understand for the life of me why agricultural companies don’t do a better job at fighting back against this.”   Read[…]

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