Did U.S. farmers take to transgenic crops too well?

Laws, Forreet
May 2004
Southeast Farm Press;5/5/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 13, p4
Trade Publication
The article throws light on the various crops used by the U.S. farmers to increase their production. In 1996, more than 90 percent of the farmers in Alabama and 60 to 70 percent of Mississippi growers planted Bollgard cotton. The following year, Monsanto introduced Roundup Ready cotton and soybeans to similar percentages of growers. While that acceptance helped make Bollgard and Roundup Ready cotton and soybeans and Yieldgard corn a financial success, hindsight says that it might have been better if farmers had not taken to the transgenic crops so well.


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