Comment on sustainability and innovation in staple crop production in the US Midwest

2014-08-19T15:11:05Z (GMT) by Luis Alejandro Apiolaza

This comment highlight issues when comparing genetically modified (GM) crops to non-GM ones across countries. Ignoring structural differences between agricultural sectors and assuming common yield trajectories before the time of introduction of GM crops results on misestimating the effect of GM varieties. Further data collection and analyses should guide policy-makers to encourage diverse approaches to agriculture, rather than excluding specific technologies (like GM crops) from the onset.



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