Emma Kovak of The Breakthrough Institute makes the environmental case of genetically engineered crops.
- Genetically engineered crops (GECs) have tremendous climate and agricultural benefits.
- GECs have allowed farmers to reduce pesticide use and increase crop yields, which has lowered agricultural emissions and decreased food scarcity.
- In the European Union, where GECs are widely banned, adopting policies to allow for more genetically engineered crops to be produced could prevent 33 megatons per year of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
- As the global need to produce food while reducing emissions increases, policymakers would be wise to allow for increases in genetically engineered crop production.
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