While insect-resistant genetically modified crops decreased pesticide use by 16 million pounds here,

May 9, 2015

While insect-resistant genetically modified crops decreased pesticide use by 16 million pounds here, herbicide-tolerant GMOs increased pesticide use by 138 million. The net result? 122 million more pounds, not less, of pesticides used in the U.S. alone.

 

Source: "Genetically Engineered Crops and Pesticide Use in the United States: The First Nine Years," Charles Benbrook, Technical Paper No. 7, October 2004

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