Since their wide-scale commercial introduction in 1996, crops improved through biotechnology have been bringing benefits to farmers and the environment in regions throughout the world. Now, after a decade of rapidly expanded grower adoption of biotech’s agronomic traits, a new wave of biotech crops is introducing benefits for consumers, livestock producers, and grain processors, as well as more traits to improve agricultural productivity and the environment.

Biotech corn is grown in greenhouses during the early stages of research. This corn provides benefits to farmers through increased resistance to bugs, ability to withstand drought conditions, and better weed control.By almost any reasonable standard—whet…

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