Are There Yield Benefits With Genetically Engineered Corn?

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.

Keywords

Genetically modified corn, corn yields, GMO

Citation

Colin A. Carter, Xiaomeng Cui, and Dalia Ghanem. "Are There Yield Benefits With Genetically Engineered Corn?" ARE Update 21(2)(2017):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2017/21/2/are-there-yield-benefits-with-genetically-engineer/