If effective policy surrounding nitrogen-fixing crops is created, they could have a positive impact on improving equity for disadvantaged farmers, but, if policy like this is not implemented they could serve as a further disadvantage to many farmers. Currently, there is a huge amount of research going into creating these crops, but like any great technological advance, it must be implemented equitably to cause any real change in our global food system. By making nitrogen-fixing crops widely available, obtaining expensive synthetic nitrogen fertilizers would no longer be a barrier for many farmers. However, if nitrogen-fixing crops enter the market with a huge price tag, they could increase inequities among farmers. To make nitrogen-fixing crops an effective food system, we must create effective policy around and ensure these crops are available to as many farmers as possible.