Since 1996, the widespread farming of GE crops in the United States has increased the use of

May 9, 2015

Since 1996, the widespread farming of GE crops in the United States has increased the use of chemical poisons on corn, soybean, and cotton fields by about 50 million pounds. A massive increase in the use of herbicides on GE herbicide-tolerant crops has offset a small decrease in the use of insecticides.

 

Source: "GE Crops Result in More Intensive Pesticide Use," Food Safety Now! Fall 2003, Vol. 2, No. 2

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