GMOs Demystified- Part 3: Environmental Impact

Rural System, above all else, is an approach to land management that emphasizes reasonableness in making management decisions. “How much profit can be made?” is balanced with “How long will profit be made?” “What’s good for humans?” is balanced with “What is good for the ecosystem?” All management decisions are made according to the most recent scientific knowledge on the topic.

The debate over genetically modified food has been extensive and multi-faceted. Like many sensationalized issues, it can be difficult to sort out truth from bias. The series of posts before you is a guide to GMOs based on available science rather than uninformed opinion. Our third question: how do GMOs currently affect the environment?

Bt crops reduce the need for sprayed pesticides. This helps prevent killing non-target insects such as useful pollinators.

Bt crops reduce the need for sprayed pesticides. This helps prevent killing non-target insects such as useful pollinators.

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