Sanet -- Yesterday, we posted an analysis of the corn and soybean
this year in the America Midwest. The report is entitled --
"Prevalence of Genetically Modified Traits in the Corn and Soybean
Varieties Offered to Midwestern Farmers in Crop Year 2000," by Charles M.
Benbrook, Ag BioTech InfoNet Technical Paper Num. 3, May 2000.
It is accessible at --
The findings confirm the continued focus of the U.S. seed industry
development and introduction of transgenic varieties. The number of GMO
versus non-GMO varieties are assessed by state and maturity group; the
report documents that in some areas and maturity groups, farmers have
little if any choice in seed selection if they want to grow a particular
Some intriguing differences across companies are noted in the new
offerings, and percent of total varieties that are GMO across companies.
The next Ag BioTech InfoNet Technical report, due out in June, will draw
upon official USDA data that settles once and for all the often-discussed
whether herbicide tolerant soybeans have reduced herbicide use measured on
a pounds of active ingredient applied per acre basis.
Charles Benbrook CU FQPA site www.ecologic-ipm.com
Benbrook Consulting Services Ag BioTech InfoNet www.biotech-info.net
5085 Upper Pack River Road IPM site www.pmac.net
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
208-263-5236 (Voice) 208-263-7342 (Fax)
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