National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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April 13, 2010

Running Time: 00:53:54
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Many U.S. farmers who grow genetically engineered (GE) crops are realizing economic and environmental benefits -- such as lower production costs, improved pest control, reduced use of pesticides, and better yields -- compared with conventional crops, says a new report from the National Research Council. However, GE crops could lose their effectiveness unless farmers use other proven weed and insect management practices.



Speakers:
David E. Ervin (chair), L. LaReesa Wolfenbarger, Raymond A. Jussaume Jr.