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Animal Frontiers Abstract - Feature Articles

GMO crops in animal nutrition


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  1. Vol. 7 No. 2, p. 9-14
    Published: April 13, 2017

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  1. J.L. Vicini *a
  1. a Regulatory Policy and Scientific Affairs, Monsanto Co., St. Louis, MO 63167


  • Genetically modified (GM or GMO) crops have been widely adopted by growers and are a significant source of feed for animal agriculture.

  • Most GMO crops commercialized for animal feed have input traits that do not change their composition or nutritional value for animals.

  • Feeding GMO crops does not result in detection of transgenic DNA or their translated proteins in meat, milk, or eggs.

  • Genetically modified crops help reduce greenhouse gases, decrease agricultural chemical use, and increase farmer incomes.

  • Genetically modified crops provide better pest protection and weed control, which increases yields and preserves more land for wildlife and biodiversity.

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