Peer-reviewed surveys indicate positive impact of commercialized GM crops

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Figure 1: Results by direction of change in economic performance (GM – conventional).

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Carpenter, J. Peer-reviewed surveys indicate positive impact of commercialized GM crops. Nat Biotechnol 28, 319–321 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt0410-319

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