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Cover for Environmental impact of genetically modified crops.

This book, containing 20 chapters, addresses the major concerns of scientists, policy makers, environmental lobby groups and the general public regarding the controversial issue on environmental impact (e.g. on soil and water ecology and nontarget organisms) of transgenic crops, from an editorially ...

Author(s)
Ferry, N.; Gatehouse, A. M. R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agriculture, innovation and environment.

Approximately 10.3 million farmers in 22 countries grew biotech (genetically modified) crops in 2006. Yet this technology remains one of the most controversial agricultural issues of current times. Many consumer and environmental lobby groups believe that genetically modified (GM) crops will bring...

Author(s)
Ferry, N.; Gatehouse, A. M. R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transgenic crops and their applications for sustainable agriculture and food security.

The potential of transgenic crops to make major contributions to food security and agricultural sustainability worldwide is indisputable. One of the major advantages of transgenic technology is the fact that genes from any source can be accessed and introduced into target crops, facilitating the...

Author(s)
Christou, P.; Capell, T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental benefits of genetically modified crops.

Modern agriculture is challenged with an extremely difficult task where it must produce more food to support the expansion of the global population, with less synthetic inputs and without increasing its global footprint. A crucial factor in the expansion of the global population to its current...

Author(s)
Edwards, M. G.; Poppy, G. M.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental risk assessment.

In many world regions, regulatory frameworks are in place to ensure that all precommercial genetically modified (GM) crops are evaluated for potential impacts on human health, animal health and the environment according to established standards of risk assessment and current scientific knowledge...

Author(s)
Tencalla, F. G.; Nickson, T. E.; Garcia-Alonso, M.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Resistance management of transgenic insect-resistant crops: ecological factors.

From their introduction in 1996-2007, the genetically modified (GM) crops grown with traits for insecticide resistance (GM IR) have been predominantly maize and cotton varieties expressing Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1 toxins for the control of larval stages of relatively few key moth pest species....

Author(s)
Raymond, B.; Wright, D. J.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Herbicide-tolerant genetically modified crops: resistance management.

The adoption of transgenic herbicide-resistant crops has made an unfathomable change in global agriculture within the last decade. Currently, an estimated 114.3 million ha of transgenic crops are planted throughout a variety of agroecosystems in 23 developing and industrial countries. Approximately ...

Author(s)
Owen, M. D. K.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of genetically modified crops on pollinators.

Evaluating the potential for genetically modified (GM) crops to have a negative impact on pollinating insects has long been recognized as an important part of risk assessment of such plants. Extensive field experience with commercial GM crops, bred for herbicide tolerance or insect resistance using ...

Author(s)
Malone, L. A.; Burgess, E. P. J.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biodiversity and genetically modified crops.

Biological diversity (biodiversity) has emerged in the past decade as a key area of concern for sustainable development. At its highest level of organization, biodiversity is characterized as ecosystem diversity, which can be classified in the following three categories: natural ecosystems...

Author(s)
Ammann, K.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Insect resistance to genetically modified crops.

Crops genetically modified to produce crystal (Cry) toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) for insect control can reduce reliance on conventional insecticides. Evolution of resistance to Bt toxins by insect populations is the primary threat to the continued success of this approach. Resistance of...

Author(s)
Tabashnik, B. E.; Carrière, Y.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter

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