Environmental Safety of Genetically Engineered Crops

Environmental Safety of Genetically Engineered Crops

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Since the mid-1990s, when the technology was first introduced, the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) crops has grown exponentially. In the United States alone, adoption rates for transgenic cotton, corn, and soybeans are between 70 and 90 percent. Across the globe, 14 million farmers grow GE crops in more than twenty countries. Yet many countries are discussing and debating the use and adoption of GE technology because of concerns about their impact on the environment and human health. Now, in this comprehensive handbook, a team of international experts present the scientific basis for GE crops, placing them in the context of current agricultural systems, and examining the potential environmental risks posed by their deployment. An integrated approach to an increasingly hot and globally debated topic, this book considers the past, present, and future of GE crops and offers an invaluable perspective for regulation and policy development.
Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781611860085
1611860083
Branch Call Number: 631.5233 E61
Characteristics: xii, 234 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Grumet, Rebecca

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