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Biotech Crops Good for Farmers and Environment, Academy Finds

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Science  16 Apr 2010:
Vol. 328, Issue 5976, pp. 295
DOI: 10.1126/science.328.5976.295-a

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Fourteen years after genetically engineered crops began to take off in the United States, the overall benefits to farmers are clear, according to a new report from the National Research Council of the National Academies. The shift from conventionally grown crops has paid off economically and environmentally, says the panel.