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Without plant breeding, Europe would need an extra 19 million hectares of farm land, causing major deforestation.

Without plant breeding, Europe would need an extra 19 million hectares of farm land, causing major deforestation.

Thanks to plant breeding over the past 15 years, farmers in the EU are now able to grow an extra 3.3 million tons of oilseed rape every year.

Thanks to plant breeding over the past 15 years, farmers in the EU are now able to grow an extra million tons of oilseed rape every year.

Without the last 15 years of plant breeding advances, today's potato harvest would be lower and more expensive.

Conservation agriculture: an overview

While we have produced food crops through conventional tillage for many years, this has come at great cost to our environment and soil productivity with negative impact on our households' food security.

Thanks to the last 15 years of plant breeding advances, today's sunflower harvest are 33% higher.

Thanks to the last 15 years of plant breeding advances, today's sunflower harvest are higher.

There are 300+ watermelon varieties in the US & South American alone, and not one of them is a GMO. Seedlessess isn't a GM trait. Find out what is here: https://gmoanswers.com/ask/what-your-method-making-watermelons-seedless-why-are-they-light-pink-instead-bright-red-i

There are 300+ watermelon varieties in the US & South American alone, and not one of them is a GMO. Seedlessess isn't a GM trait. Find out what is here: https://gmoanswers.com/ask/what-your-method-making-watermelons-seedless-why-are-they-light-pink-instead-bright-red-i

There aren't as many GMO crops as you might expect! The only GMO crops available for commercial farming in the United States are soybeans, potatoes, papaya, canola, sugar beets, Arctic Apples, alfalfa, cotton, summer squash, and corn.

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Biotechnology has saved more than one billion people from starvation.

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Plant breeding in the last 15 years has increased wheat harvest by 15%.

Plant breeding in the last 15 years has increased wheat harvest by

Learn about the broader impact of better harvest from European farming.

Thanks to plant breeding in the European Union (EU), farmers have grown an extra 10 million tons of potatoes every year.

With the Easter hams being prepared for the table this Easter weekend, this Friday's Fun Ag Fact focuses on common swine terminology.  #infographic

Friday Fun Ag Fact: Swine Terminology

Agriculture Infographic focuses on common swine, pig, hog terminology.

The billion ton reduction in greenhouse gas emissions achieved through plant breeding over the past 15 years represents a reduction in outputs.

Plant breeding in the EU has helped reduce CO2 emissions over the past 15 years by 160 million tons.
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