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Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States
Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo (au); Seth Wechsler (au); Mike Livingston (au); Lorraine Mitchell (au)
More than 15 years after their first successful commercial introduction in the U.S., genetically engineered (GE) seeds have been widely adopted by U.S. corn, soybean, and cotton farmers. Still, some questions persist regarding the potential benefits and risks of GE crops. This report finds that, although the pace of research and development (measured by the number of USDA-approved field tests) peaked in 2002, other measures show that biotech firms continue to develop new GE seed varieties at a rapid pace. Also, U.S. farmers continue to adopt GE seeds at a robust rate, and seed varieties with multiple (stacked) traits have increased at a very rapid rate. Insecticide use has decreased with the adoption of insect-resistant crops, and herbicide-tolerant crops have enabled the substitution of glyphosate for more toxic and persistent herbicides. However, overreliance on glyphosate and a reduction in the diversity of weed management practices have contributed to the evolution of glyphosate resistance in some weed species. Figures and tables. This is a print on demand report.
New View of Self: How Genes & Neurotransmitters Shape Your Mind, Your Personality, & Your Mental Health
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Fourth Book of Sexual Questions & Answers
Women of Strength: Biographies of 106 Who Have Excelled in Traditionally Male Fields, A.D. 61 to the Present
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