Meta-Analysis of 21 Years of Studies on GMO Corn Shows Increased Yield and Reduced Mycotoxins

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Italian scientists performed a meta-analysis of GMO corn over 21 years. There study found a 5.6 to 24.5 percent increase in yield relative to their non-GMO equivalents and a 28.8 percent decrease in mycotoxins. The study also found very little influence on non-target insect populations in GMO corn.

The study is available here.

A synopsis of the study is available at the Genetic Literacy Project.

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Photo of Keith Edmisten, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Keith EdmistenProfessor of Crop Science & Extension Cotton Specialist (919) 515-4069 keith_edmisten@ncsu.eduCrop & Soil Sciences - NC State University
Posted on Feb 25, 2018
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