Author: Peter Barfoot

The global, environmental and economic impact of biotech crops 1996-2010

Peter Barfoot,
Graham Brookes
Summary This is a review of published (mostly) peer-reviewed scientific and economic evidence relating to some of the important economic and environmental impacts of biotech crops, following their commercial introduction in 1996. It examines the economic impacts on yields, key costs of production, direct farm income and the production base of the four main crops of soybeans, maize, cotton and canola. The analysis shows that there have been substantial net economic benefits at the farm …