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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 U.S. alone, adoption rates for transgenic cotton, corn, and soybeans are between 70–90%. 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, the book considers the past, present, and future of GE crops, and offers an invaluable perspective for regulation and policy development.

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Genetically engineered or modified crops have raised public concerns despite their promise for conferring tolerance to a wide range of stresses including climate change. Scientists in horticulture, genetics and plant biotechnology, agriculture, and entomology at Michigan State University present a balanced introduction to the potential environmental impacts of such crops and biosafety capacity-building programs. In the context of US, European, and international statements and regulatory systems on GE/GM crops, contributors compare genetic and conventional plant breeding methods, and consider the control of gene flow from transgenic to non-target plants and pesticide resistance. The text includes supporting tables and illustrations. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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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, the book considers the past, present, and future of GE crops, and offers an invaluable perspective for regulation and policy development.

About the Author

Rebecca Grumet is a Professor in the Department of Horticulture and the Graduate Programs in Genetics, and Plant Breeding, and Biotechnology at Michigan State University.

James F. Hancock is the Director of the Plant Biotechnology Resource and Outreach Center at Michigan State University.

Karim M. Maredia is a Professor and Program Director of the World Technology Access Program of the Institute of International Agriculture and Department of Entomology at Michigan State University.

Cholani Weebadde is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Horticulture and Institute of International Agriculture at Michigan State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611860085
Author:
Grumet, Rebecca (edt)
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Author:
Grumet, Rebecca
Author:
Hancock, James F.
Author:
Weebadde, Cholani
Author:
Maredia, Karim M.
Subject:
Horticulture
Subject:
Botany-General
Subject:
Agriculture - Crop Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.4 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Crop Science
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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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, the book considers the past, present, and future of GE crops, and offers an invaluable perspective for regulation and policy development.
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