by Crop Biotech Update
December 19, 2008
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The European Commission reports that an analysis of large-scale European field trial data reveals that lower quantities of herbicides are applied to crops genetically modified (GM) for herbicide-resistance compared with conventionally grown crops. Data also reveal that biodiversity may be reduced if GM crops are grown widely.
The report also says that cultivation of GR crops could provide an alternative method of weed management with positive effects for the environment. However, measures for maintaining biodiversity must be done. See http://www.environmental-expert.com/res ... =8&level=0 for additional information.
This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)