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Debunking claims that GM crops are becoming the norm


*Debunking claims that GM crops are becoming the norm. Last year 97.6% of agricultural land globally was non-GM, and in the EU GM crops made up a miniscule percentage of agricultural land (0.21%).


*Debunking claims of increased yields with GM crops. Data comparing the yields of GM and conventionally bred crops show that GM crops have made no difference to yields, and in some cases have actually reduced yield by as much as 10%.


*Debunking the claims of cheaper GM animal feed. GM animal feed has seen the fastest rate of feed price inflation!


*Debunking claims the EU's "zero-tolerance" policy on non-approved GMOs is no longer workable.

http://www.foeeurope.org/GMOs/ZERO_TOLERANCE_Campaigner_briefing_FINAL.pdf http://www.foeeurope.org/GMOs/zero_tolerance.html

*Debunking claims of GM crops resistant to drought.


Other recent reports:

*Briefing on solving the global food crisis http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/media_briefing/food_crisis.pdf

*Briefing on the main recommendations and findings of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) report, which found GM was not the answer to the food crisis.