The Influence of Genetic Modification Technologies on U.S. and EU Crop Yields

Over 90% of U.S. corn and soybeans are planted with genetically modified (GM) seed varieties. We use a flexible, nonlinear functional form to investigate yield differences for corn, soybeans, and wheat between the United States and the European Union (which bans the use of GM technologies). U.S. corn and soybean yields increased relative to EU yields since the introduction of GM technologies. EU wheat yields (for which GM technologies are not commercially available in either region) continue to increase relative to the United States. Thus, the EU ban on GM technologies has likely increased the difference between corn and soybean yields between the two regions.


Issue Date:
2019-01
Publication Type:
Journal Article
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/281311
ISSN:
1068-5502
Language:
English
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 44, 1
Page range:
16-31




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