Study Finds Biotech's New Bt Crops Increase Crop Yields, Give Farmers More Choices to Fight Insects

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    Leonard Gianessi, NCFAP (202) 328-5036
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July 7, 1999 (Washington, D.C.) -- The first-ever analysis of biotechnology's impact on crop protection and benefits to farm production will be released next week by the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy (NCFAP).

Leonard Gianessi, Senior Research Associate, NCFAP, presents a detailed briefing on his report, ôAgricultural Biotechnology: Insect Control Benefits,ö 9:30 a.m., July 13, 1999 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Leonard Gianessi, Senior Research Associate
National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy
ôAgricultural Biotechnology: Insect Control Benefitsö
9:30 a.m., Tuesday July 13, 1999
National Press Club, 529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. in the First Amendment Lounge, (202) 662-7500
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The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is an association representing more than 850 companies, state centers and academic institutions involved in the research and development of healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology products. BIO provided funding to support the NCFAP study.

NCFAP is a non-profit, non-advocacy research organization based in Washington, D.C.

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