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BIO slams US GMO yield study

The US Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has condemned a report claiming that genetically modified crops have had little or no effect on US yield increases over the past 15 years. “It’s absurd to deny biotechnology’s contribution, among other factors, to increased crop production,” says the BIO’s executive vice-president for food and agriculture, Sharon Lauritsen. “Since the introduction of agricultural biotechnology in 1996, we have seen double-digit growth in corn and soybean yields”.

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