A new study by the Environmental Protection Agency reaffirmed that genetically improved crops approved for human consumption are perfectly safe and that no butterfly or animal is in any danger from the growing of these crops. “Considering all of the information available, the weight of evidence indicates no unreasonable adverse effects” of the biotech crops “to non-target wildlife, plants or beneficial invertebrates,” the study said. The crops provide “significant benefits” both to farmers and the environment, the study said, estimating that direct benefits to farmers likely exceeded $100 million last year.