Sustainability of current GM crop cultivation : Review of... (2011)

Title Sustainability of current GM crop cultivation : Review of people, planet, profit effects of agricultural production of GM crops, based on the cases of soybean, maize, and cotton
Author Franke, A.C.; Breukers, M.L.H.; Broer, W.; Bunte, F.H.J.; Dolstra, O.; Engelbronner-Kolff, d' F.M.; Lotz, L.A.P.; Montfort, J.; Nikoloyuk, J.; Rutten, M.M.; Smulders, M.J.M.; Wiel, van de C.C.M.; Zijl, M.
Date 2011
Reference(s) transgene planten, gewassen, duurzaamheid (sustainability), glycine max, sojabonen, zea mays, maïs, gossypium hirsutum, katoen, risicoschatting, akkerbouw, Genetische modificatie, Bioveiligheid, risico-evaluatie, transgenic plants, crops, sustainability, glycine max, soyabeans, zea mays, maize, gossypium hirsutum, cotton, risk assessment, arable farming, Genetic Engineering, Biosafety, Risk Evaluation
Language English
Type Report
Publisher Plant Research International
Abstract This report adresses the question whether the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops abroad for import in the Netherlands, as compared to the cultivation of their conventional (non-GM) counterparts, is in line with Dutch policy and societal aims striving after more sustainable forms of agriculture worldwide and the utilization of the benefits offered by biotechnology in a responsible manner. Three crops were selected as case study objects: sybean, maize and cotton. The sustainability of GM and non-GM crop production was compared with each other based on a review of scientific and other literature. This comparison followed characteristics and criteria associated with the sustainability concept of 'people, planet, profit'.
Persistent Identifier urn:nbn:nl:ui:32-405896
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Source Wageningen University & Research Centre

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