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Which of the following is NOT an advantage of GM crops?
  1. Improvement in nutritive value
  2. Decrease in environmental stress tolerance
  3. Increase in crop productivity
  4. Decrease in use of harmful pesticides


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The correct option is B Decrease in environmental stress tolerance
Genetically modified crops are produced by manipulating the DNA of natural crops. The new varities have the following characters. 
They can withstand environmental stress.
 As the pest resistant genes are present, there is no or least use of harmful chemicals or pesticides.
There is increase in nutritive value of the crops and thus productivity increases.

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