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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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