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Feeding the World

Hardier Crops:

Innovative biotechnology solutions are creating crops that are more resistant to insects, diseases, and harsh weather, increasing U.S. farm income by more than $1.5 billion a year.

Healthier Animals:

Biotechnology-engineered vaccines are available for parasites and infectious diseases. In the future, it may be possible to breed animals naturally resistant to parasites and disease.

Better Food:

Biotechnology can make food more efficiently by increasing yield per acre and enhancing resistance to drought, disease and insects; it can make food safer by reducing the use of pesticides and cutting naturally occurring toxins and allergens; and it can make food more nutritious, appealing and flavorful.