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Choices: The Magazine of Food, Farm & Resource Issues

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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.


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