Production Traits

Most transgenic plants possess traits that alter crop production (often called input traits; Table 1). Through altering crop production procedures, they reduce feed contaminants (e.g., pesticides and herbicides). By reducing crop damage from insect pests, viruses, and fungi, they stabilize feed supplies and help modulate volatility in feed prices. By reducing the need for soil tillage, they help to conserve water and soil and expand crop production into

new regions/ ' ] Product Traits

Transgenic crops with improved product (also called output) traits have altered value for animal feeding or for industrial use. These include increased content or availability of energy and nutrients or compounds that improve

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