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Communication and community are at the heart of agriculture. We’re building on that tradition with technology by creating this online forum to facilitate an open dialogue about all things ag. Have a question about GMOs? Conserving resources? Technology in agriculture? Just ask.
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Although agriculture is a contributor to climate change, the industry plays a role in curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions like carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrogen oxide that contribute to climate change.
To help ensure a more sustainable future, farmers are taking steps toward a carbon-zero future: using cutting-edge tools and farming practices to remove as much—if not more—greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than a farmer emits.
Climate change is a major challenge, but it’s also an opportunity for us to reimagine what we can accomplish through agriculture. In addition to developing new solutions to reduce agriculture’s impact on the environment, we’re also exploring how to shape agriculture to become part of the solution. As we work to accomplish both, we’re proud to empower farmers with the tools they need to grow their crops in spite of the many challenges they face as we all work toward addressing climate change. To learn more about our efforts to combat climate change, click here.
GM crops undergo more testing and oversight before commercialization than any other agriculture product, including conventional (non-GMO) crops. On top of the government safety approvals, GM crop data have been reviewed by third-party scientific experts who agree they’re safe, including the Food and Drug Administration, the World Health Organization and the American Medical Association in the U.S. Around the world, different countries have their own official agencies that review and approve GMOs.
We believe in genetic modification precisely because it has many environmental benefits! GM crops, in combination with other farming practices like no-till, can reduce soil erosion, capture greenhouse gasses, reduce the need for pesticides and minimize the use of fossil fuels to improve soil health and contribute to a more sustainable environment overall.