Colin A. Carter, Xiaomeng Cui, and Dalia Ghanem
from ARE Update Vol. 21, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2017

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Abstract

A New York Times article entitled “Broken Promises of Genetically Modified Crops,” recently showed that U.S. and Western European corn yields have followed similar trends over the past two decades. This was taken as evidence that genetically modified (GM) crops have no yield benefits, since most of
Western Europe does not grow GM corn. We believe this conclusion is inaccurate because the yield comparison is flawed.