Do GMOs reduce pesticide use?

pesticideapplicationThat was one big promise of genetic engineering: fewer chemicals dumped into our soils. But has it worked out? A new report by the nonprofit Organic Center of Boulder says not by a long shot.

The most striking finding is that GE [genetically engineered] crops have been responsible for an increase of 383 million pounds of herbicide use in the U.S. over the first 13 years of commercial use of GE crops.

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