Genetically Engineered Crops in America: Analyses, Adoption, Trends

Fredrick G. Lawrence (Editor)

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: BUS070010

Genetically engineered (GE) varieties with pest management traits became commercially available for major crops in 1996. More than 15 years later, adoption of these varieties by U.S. farmers is widespread and U.S. consumers eat many products derived from GE crops—including cornmeal, oils, and sugars—largely unaware that these products were derived from GE crops.

Despite the rapid increase in the adoption of corn, soybean, and cotton GE varieties by U.S. farmers, questions persist regarding their economic and environmental impacts, the evolution of weed resistance, and consumer acceptance. This book examines issues related to three major stakeholders in agricultural biotechnology: GE seed suppliers and technology providers (biotech firms), farmers, and consumers. (Imprint: Nova)



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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States (pp. 1-74)
Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo, Seth Wechsler, Mike Livingston and Lorraine Mitchell

Chapter 2 – The First Decade of Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States (pp. 75-114)
Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo and Margriet Caswell

Chapter 3 – Private Research and Development for Crop Genetic Improvement (pp. 115-150)
Paul W. Heisey and Keith O. Fuglie


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