by Sadie Goodwin
What is a GMO?
Benefits of GMOs
GMOs have many benefits, including the ability to produce more crops. Between 1996 and 2012, crop biotechnology was responsible for an additional 122 million tons of soybeans and 231 million tons of corn. GMOs also allow farmers to grow more crops using less land. This is because GMOs can alter the plants so they are able to grow in various types of soil. GMOs have made plants more resistant to weeds and other diseases. Additionally, in the last eight years, GMOs have reduced the amount of pesticides used by 8.8%. This makes the food healthier for humans and saves farmers millions of dollars each year. Recent studies have also proven that food with GMOs have better texture, flavor, and nutritional value.
Risks of GMOs
Should GMOs be labeled?
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