The Many Benefits of GM Crops
- Sustainability Commitments
- The Crop Science Sustainability Progress Report
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GM crops have become an essential solution to help farmers around the world grow food more sustainably. And the many benefits of Genetically Modified (GM) crops can be seen well beyond the farm as well, from helping to conserve natural resources to fighting climate change. Read on to find out how GM innovations are driving new opportunities for farms, communities and our planet.
A Single Solution to Multiple Challenges
Farmers must overcome many hurdles each season to bring their crops to harvest. GM crop technology helps them to address these issues they face on their farms—and then some.
In 2020 alone, GM crops helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 15.6 million cars from the road.
Insect-resistant GM corn has helped U.S. farmers reduce pesticide use by 90% since 1996.
In 2020, GM crops enabled farmers to protect 23.4 million hectares of natural habitat. That’s an area the size of Vietnam and The Philippines combined.
- Infographic | Can GMOs Help Protect the Environment?
- Infographic | How Do GMOS Help Preserve our Habitat?
- Infographic | How Do GMOs Help Preserve H2O?
- Infographic | How GMOs and Sustainable Farming Practices Can Improve Air Quality
- Infographic | How GMOs Help Reduce Food Waste & Loss
- Infographic | How GMOs Help Improve Soil Health
- GMOA | Video | Let’s talk about GMOs and the Environment
- FDA | Agricultural Biotechnology: Feed Your Mind
- GMO Answers
- Graham Brookes & Peter Barfoot (2018) Environmental impacts of genetically modified (GM) Crop use 1996–2016: Impacts on pesticide use and carbon
- Graham Brookes & Peter Barfoot (2018) Farm income and production impacts of using GM crop technology 1996–2016
- Carpenter JE. (2011) Impact of GM crops on biodiversity