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Economic and Environmental Impacts of Herbicide Tolerant and Insect Resistant Crops in the United States

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The Economic and Environmental Impacts of Agbiotech

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Genetic engineering refers to the genetic modification of organisms by recombinant DNA techniques. By a precise alteration of a plant’s traits, genetic engineering facilitates the development of characteristics not possible through traditional plant breeding techniques. The genetic modifications considered in this chapter include herbicide tolerance and insect resistance.

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Fernandez-Cornejo, J., Klotz-Ingram, C., Heimlich, R., Soule, M., McBride, W., Jans, S. (2003). Economic and Environmental Impacts of Herbicide Tolerant and Insect Resistant Crops in the United States. In: Kalaitzandonakes, N. (eds) The Economic and Environmental Impacts of Agbiotech. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0177-0_4

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