Points to Consider: Biotech Improved Herbicide Tolerant Crops Have Improved Yields and Sustainability

Val Giddings May 21, 2014
May 21, 2014

Professional opponents of agricultural innovations have failed utterly to make their case that seeds improved through biotechnology impose novel risks.  Massive data and vast experience have refuted such claims in the eyes of all but the most fervent true believers.  Opponents have therefore lately tried to construct dubious linkages with time honored scapegoats of pesticides and herbicides.  A popular target is the world’s most widely used herbicide, glyphosate, which has ushered in a new area of improved sustainability for conventional farmers. We take a closer look at one of the recent misfires against glyphosate from a cadre of hard core biotech opponents.