When herbicide-tolerant crops became available to farmers, it soon became the fastest adopted crop technology in recent history. And, for good reason. The benefits to farmers were tremendous – reduced herbicide applications, decreased weed and insect pressure, increased yields and profits, as well as a plethora of environmental benefits. Now, after nearly 20 years since the introduction of the first genetically modified crop, farmers still embrace biotechnology. Advances in the field aim to increase nutritional benefits for consumers, protect against extreme weather conditions and address malnutrition around the globe.
Farmers are the quintessential stewards of the land. Many will tell you their goal is to improve the soil on their farms for future generations.