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Biotechnology guaranteed US$ 100 K to average Brazilian corn growers in four years, according to ABRASEM
Date:1/22/2013

, which turned out to be the key factor in economic benefits generated for growers, surpassing the reduction of production costs, which had been the dominant factor in earlier studies. This change could also be attributed to the good results for agriculture accruing from the adoption of transgenic corn.

"Analyzing the economic results that the adoption of biotechnology has achieved for Brazilian agriculture in the last 16 years, as well as prospects for the next ten years, it becomes essential to improve and continue to oversee public policies to ensure a favorable environment for the development of biotechnology in Brazil," explains Anderson Galvao , managing partner at Celeres and coordinator of the economic study.

To the President of ABRASEM, the study shows that investment in biotechnology is good for growers. "And this is all the more important when we think of keeping up the competitiveness of national agricultural production, at a time when expectations of growing world demand for food are taking over the local and international discussion," he notes.  

"The case of corn is the most striking example of the leap in profitability and environmental impact that biotechnology can offer to growers.  And the impacts of this adoption are even more discernible for small and medium growers, whose competitiveness is improving," Barison adds.

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Environmental benefits

The study also presents the benefits of biotechnology for the environment and the sustainability of Brazilian agribusiness over the past 16 years – since the arrival of the first genetically mod
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