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NAS Study: Indian Farmers Benefit from GM Cotton

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A report from Voice of America caught our attention this week: “Farmers Benefit from Insect-Killing Cotton.” It was a report that said researchers had determined that farmers in India using insect-resistant cotton had 24 percent high yields and 50 percent higher profits than those who didn’t. 

The article simply cited a “new study.” We clicked on that link, and found ourselves at PNAS.org – the web site for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The specific link was to an abstract of the study by two researchers at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the University of Goettingen in Germany. 

You can read the study abstract here

You can find a pdf file of supporting documentation here

You can read the Voice of America report here.

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