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GM food systems and their economic impact.

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This book includes 6 chapters examining the relevance of transgenic crops in food production, prices and the environment. It initially describes the historical evolution of biotechnology and defines key terms, before moving on to explore transgenic technology and food regime concepts. It analyses genetically modified organism (GMO) policy as part of overall agrarian policy, considering neoregulati...


Chapter 5 (Page no: 136)

Is GMO farming an eco-friendly choice?

This chapter discusses whether transgenic technology is an environmentally friendly technology. It analyses pesticide and fertilizer usage and efficiency over a period spanning 5 decades, with a clear distinction between before and after the adoption of transgenic technology. In addition, a comparison of pesticide consumption trends between genetically modified crop producing and nonproducing countries is made.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Ancient, classical and modern biotechnology. Author(s): Brankov, T. Lovre, K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 16) Genetically modified foods in the light of food regimes. Author(s): Brankov, T. Lovre, K.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 91) Does transgenic food production affect world food prices? Author(s): Brankov, T. Lovre, K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 118) Food security and GMOs. Author(s): Brankov, T. Lovre, K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 152) GMOs: what are we eating? Author(s): Brankov, T. Lovre, K.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2019
  • ISBN
  • 9781789240542
  • Record Number
  • 20183344062