05 Jun '12, 11am

Monsanto’s “DroughtGard” Corn Barely a Drop in the Bucket Why #GE isn't solving ag's drought problem in a thirsty world

High and Dry: Why Genetic Engineering Is Not Solving Agriculture's Drought Problem in a Thirsty World (2012) Download: High and Dry: Full Report | High and Dry: Executive Summary High and Dry is the third in a series of reports highlighting genetic engineering’s limitations and demonstrating the importance of increasing public investment in more effective—but often neglected—agricultural technologies. The first two reports in the series are Failure to Yield and No Sure Fix . Droughts can be devastating to farmers and to the people who depend on the food those farmers produce. The historic Texas drought of 2011 caused a record $5.2 billion in agricultural losses, making it the most costly drought on record. While extreme droughts capture the most attention, mild and moderate droughts are more common and collectively cause extensive damage. Climate scientists expect the freq...

Full article: http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/science_and_im...

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