The National Research Council and the National Academy of Sciences have released reports on the impacts of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems and the impacts of genetically modified crops on U.S. agriculture. “Ocean Acidification: A National Strategy to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Ocean” makes several recommendations for policymakers, including the need for an integrated ocean acidification observation network, research in eight broad areas, data management, and engagement with stakeholders. “Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops on Farm Sustainability in the United States” found that farmers are realizing economic and environmental benefits by growing genetically engineered crops, including lower production costs, less use of pesticides, and higher yields.
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