Environmental Impact of Genetically Modified Crops

February 2009
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  • Published
    23rd February 2009
  • ISBN 9781845934095
  • Language English
  • Pages 440 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

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
•Chapter 2: Transgenic Technology
•Chapter 3: Novel Crops and Biofuels
•Chapter 4: Environmental Risk Assessment
•Chapter 5: Insect Resistant GM Crops; Pest Resistance
•Chapter 6: Integrated Resistance Management, how can we prevent pest resistance in the future?
•Chapter 7: Herbicide Tolerant GM Crops; Resistance and Management
•Chapter 8: Impact of GM Crops on non-target organisms
•Chapter 9: Impact of GM Crops on Pollinators
•Chapter 10: Impact of GM crops on soil and water ecology
•Chapter 11: Biodiversity.
•Chapter 12: Potential Wider Impact: Farmland Birds.
•Chapter 13: Environmental Benefits of GM Crops
•Chapter 14: Safety for Human Consumption
•Chapter 15: Post Commercialization testing and monitoring
•Chapter 17: Monitoring Bt Resistance in the field, China as a case study
•Chapter 18: GM crops in Least Economically Developed Countries (LEDC) (Africa as a case study)
•Chapter 19: Developing a 21st century virew of Agriculture and the Environment
•Chapter 20: Conclusions

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Angharad M. R. Gatehouse

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