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The New York Times over the weekend had a long story about how the public policy debate over genetically modified crops has essentially missed or avoided a specific problem - that "genetic modification in the United States and Canada has not accelerated increases in crop yields or led to an overall reduction in the use of chemical pesticides."

The conclusions are based on a number of studies, many of which compare results in the US and Europe; they also, not surprisingly, as disputed by companies such as Monsanto.

You can read the entire piece here.
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