Re: SOC/BIO: US Consumers Favor GM Crops That Reduce Pesticide Use

Date: Sat Jan 15 2000 - 14:57:51 MST

In a message dated 1/15/00 14:29:33, Greg Burch wrote:

>HOUSTON (Reuters) - Nearly three-fourths of American consumers would support
>genetically modified crops if the technology means farmers can reduce
>pesticide use, according to a survey released Tuesday by the American Farm

The #1 GM, Roundup-resistant soybeans, meets this criterium.
Farmers can eliminate dicot weeds with just Roundup, rather than with
the multiple herbicides needed to eliminate weed dicots without
harming non-engineered soybeans. In addition, the farmer can
reduce the acreage of soybeans, reducing water consumption, habitat
destruction, etc.

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