Ordinary farmers will be able to use genetically modified seed or conventional seed as they wish. For those who choose to use the GM seed, they will be able to control weeds and pests using far fewer chemicals. This will benefit the countryside and help the farmer by lowering the overall cost of the chemicals needed to control weeds and pests in the crop.

Source:

V. Moses. (2002). Agricultural Biotechnology and the UK Public. Trends in Biotechnology, 20, 402-404.


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