Glyphosate-tolerant crops in the EU

Greenpeace summary

Publication - 30 October, 2012
Renowned agricultural economist Dr. Charles Benbrook was commissioned by Greenpeace International to make the first ever forecast of how Europe would be impacted by the authorisation of the cultivation of herbicide-tolerant, genetically-engineered (HTGE) corn, soya, and sugar beet, based upon experiences with HTGE crops from the US.

This study uses the example of HTGE crops that are tolerant to applications of glyphosate, marketed as Roundup Ready crops.

The study looks at some of the impacts farmers will face from the introduction of such crops, including rises in seed prices, and battling with herbicide-resistant weeds.

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Greenpeace summary

Full report by Dr. Charles Benbrook


See also:

Herbicide-tolerance and GM crops

Growing Doubt: The impact of genetically engineered herbicide tolerant crops in Argentina and the US