“Thousands of independent researchers have consistently found that GMOs benefit not only farmers and the public, but also biodiversity, soil quality, water quality, carbon sequestration—in short, the environment.” These are the words of Dr. Robert T. Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Monsanto, a Missouri-based global agtech company, providing agricultural products to farmers around the world designed to increase production while reducing the use of valuable resources such as water and energy.
Dr. Fraley, who is considered by many to be one of the top minds in agtech, was recently published in the Wall Street Journal discussing the necessity of GMOs for farmers and the environment, while also discussing the challenges GMOs have faced over the past 20 years and their outlook for the years to come.
You can read Dr. Fraley’s full article here.
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