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Monsanto’s “DroughtGard” Corn Barely a Drop in the Bucket

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  • Monsanto’s “DroughtGard” Corn Barely a Drop in the Bucket

    7 June 2012, by Peter Shield
    Monsanto’s new drought tolerant corn, DroughtGard, reduces crop losses only modestly during moderate droughts, and will not reduce the crop’s water requirements, according to a report released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The report found that traditional breeding and improved farming practices have done more to increase drought tolerance, and that further improvements in genetic engineering are unlikely to solve the drought problem in coming years. “Farmers are always (...)

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