ILA 6

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Data was taken from Illinois and Indiana regarding the percent of genetically engineered and herbicide resistant corn planted in the years of 2000 to 2016. Beginning in 2000, herbicide tolerance on corn increased slowly in both states and were found to decrease in recent years. In year 2011 in Indiana, the percent of herbicide tolerant corn increased dramatically at 22%. There seems to be a gradual increase of herbicide tolerant use on corn between the years 2000 and 2007 in both illinois and Indiana. Furthermore, this increase of herbicide use shows that farmers were relying heavily herbicide tolerance to avoid damage to their crops and environment. Individuals that are against herbicide tolerance would be content to see the decrease in its use over years of 2012 and 2016 in both Illinois and Indiana.

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