Plant Science Post

The Fast Lane to Carbon Savings

December 8, 2015
Climate Change

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Biotech crops can help tackle climate change. For example, by using herbicide-tolerant biotech crops, farmers can use crop protection products, instead of tillage, to remove weeds from the land.

By leaving the soil untilled, farmers build up the nutrients in their fields, preserve topsoil and keep carbon in the soil. Also, no-till reduces the number of tractor passes in the field to cut the use of tractor fuel.

In 2013 alone, biotech crops allowed us to reduce CO2 emissions by 28 billion kilograms. That’s like taking all of the cars in London off the road for five years! We think that’s a pretty cool stat. If you do too, then share this GIF with your friends and followers.