This study was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture under IFAFS Agreement No. 2001-52100-11217.
Choices: The Magazine of Food, Farm & Resource Issues
Sustainable agriculture, Plants -- Insect resistance, Crops -- Genetic engineering, Plant genetic engineering, Sustainability
The article examines the role of genetically engineered (GE) crops in fostering a more sustainable agriculture. An overview of the National Academy of Sciences metal study of the impacts of GE crops on farm sustainability in the U.S. is given. The two types of GE crops are discussed, one which produces its own insecticide called insect resistant (IR) crops and the other is engineered to resist particular herbicides. An explanation for sustainable agriculture is also presented.
Ervin, D., & Welsh, R. (2010). Genetically Engineering Crops for a Sustainable Agriculture. Choices: The Magazine Of Food, Farm & Resource Issues, 25(2), 1-11.