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Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom

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Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States Report

Despite the rapid increase in the adoption of genetically engineered (GE) corn, soybean, and cotton varieties by US farmers, questions persist regarding their economic and environmental impacts, the evolution of weed resistance, and consumer acceptance. This report examines issues related to three major stakeholders in agricultural biotechnology: GE seed suppliers and technology providers (biotech firms), farmers, and consumers.

Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo, Seth J. Wechsler, Michael Livingston, and Lorraine Mitchell
USDA Economic Research Service
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