Study Says: Soybean Crop Yields More When GM-Free

July 1, 2000

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Study Says: Soybean Crop Yields More When GM-Free


Study Says: Soybean Crop Yields More When GM-Free

SEATTLE--New research found that genetically modified (GM) seeds may reduce crop yields. A two-year study conducted by the University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources found that GM soybeans produce a six percent smaller yield than conventional, GM-free crops.

"It would seem that earlier claims of larger yields from genetically engineered crops represent another false promise from the biotech industry," said Craig Winters, executive director of The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods. "Growing crops conventionally, or even better, organically, will do a much better job of feeding the world."

The conventionally grown soybeans produced 57.7 bushels per acre, while the genetically engineered beans produced 52. For more information, visithttp://ianrhome.unl.edu or The Campaign atwww.emf.net.

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