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Environmental Impact of Genetically Modified Crops

Environmental Impact of Genetically Modified Crops

Edited by N Ferry, University of Salford, UK, A Gatehouse, University of Newcastle, UK

February 2009 / Hardback / 440 Pages / 9781845934095 £117.50 / €150.50 / $224.50
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Main Description

The genetic modification of crops continues to be the subject of intense debate, and opinions are often strongly polarised. Environmental Impact of Genetically Modified Crops addresses the major concerns of scientists, policy makers, environmental lobby groups and the general public regarding this controversial issue, from an editorially neutral standpoint. While the main focus is on environmental impact, food safety issues, for both humans and animals are also considered. The book concludes with a discussion on the future of agricultural biotechnology in the context of sustainability, natural resource management and future global population and food supply.

  • Chapter 1: Agriculture, Ecosystem, and Environment. N Ferry and A MR Gatehouse
  • Chapter 2: Transgenic Technology. P Christou
  • Chapter 3: Novel Crops and Biofuels.
  • Chapter 4: Environmental Risk Assessment F Tencalla
  • Chapter 5: Insect Resistant GM Crops; Pest Resistance. B Tabashnik
  • Chapter 6: Integrated Resistance Management, how can we prevent pest resistance in the future? D Wright and N Crickmore
  • Chapter 7: Herbicide Tolerant GM Crops; Resistance and Management M Owen
  • Chapter 8: Impact of GM Crops on non-target organisms J Romeis
  • Chapter 9: Impact of GM Crops on Pollinators L. Malone and E P J Burgess
  • Chapter 10: Impact of GM crops on soil and water ecology R Wheatley
  • Chapter 11: Biodiversity. K Ammann
  • Chapter 12: Potential Wider Impact: Farmland Birds. M Whittingham
  • Chapter 13: Environmental Benefits of GM Crops M Edwards and G M Poppy
  • Chapter 14: Safety for Human Consumption R Phipps
  • Chapter 15: Post Commercialization testing and monitoring B Ohen
  • Chapter 17: Monitoring Bt Resistance in the field, China as a case study K He
  • Chapter 18: GM crops in Least Economically Developed Countries (LEDC) (Africa as a case study) D George, S Mugo and H De Groote
  • Chapter 19: Developing a 21st century view of Agriculture and the Environment D Pimentel
  • Chapter 20: Conclusions N Ferry and A Gatehouse

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