By Daniel Kruithoff, Managing Director of Monsanto Australia
Business Council of Australia president, Catherine Livingston, recently lamented the lack of investment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Australia. It was a timely reminder that Australia’s living standards could fall if we do not embrace the rapid advances in science and technology transforming many sectors of the economy, including agriculture.
The importance of improving STEM skills in the workforce cannot be overstated. And we need to look no further than Australia’s cotton industry to see the huge economic and environmental gains at stake if we don’t take this seriously.… Full Article »
At Monsanto, we’re committed to sustainable agriculture to meet the needs of our growing population and also preserving the environment. Many tools that can help us achieve this goal, but one very important tool has enabled farmers from across the globe to be more productive and sustainable – biotechnology. We’ve seen the benefits of biotechnology firsthand, but instead of us telling you about it, we wanted to share the findings of a recent third-party study.
PG Economics Ltd. this week released a new study revealing the global economic and environmental impact of genetically modified crops (GM crops) since they were … Full Article »
Over the last 20 years, biotech or GM seeds have provided real and documented benefits to farmers worldwide. For those of us who don’t farm or have the opportunity to see these benefits firsthand, we’ve captured a few here with links to online resources if you’re interested in learning more.
GM crops enable us to produce more food sustainably while using fewer resources. For example, GM crops provide a healthier environment by saving on pesticides and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions while increasing crop yields substantially.
Resource: Top 10 Facts, ISAAA, 2013
“From 1996 to 2012, biotech crops contributed to Food … Full Article »