“If an agricultural practice does not allow farmers to produce enough food to feed a growing global population, it is not sustainable,” say Growers for Biotechnology in an Earth Day announcement. “There is nothing sustainable about food shortages and starvation. Experts estimate that growers will need to double their current production by 2050 to meet global food demand. New skills and technologies are the only way we can make this happen.”
Herbicide tolerant crops, insect-protected crops, cold-tolerant corn and drought-tolerant corn are ways that biotechnology has conserved fuel, reduced emissions, prevented stream runoff, eliminated insecticide use, and increased yield. Greater yield measures greater sustainability.