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Land: Hybrid Corn

  • Jochum Wiersma
  • Deon Stuthman
  • David FanEmail author
  • Donald Duvick
  • Victor Konde
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Abstract

Crop plant modification through both breeding and genetic engineering have the potential for both improving human welfare and causing problems for people as well as the environment.

Keywords

Genetic engineering Plants Hybrid corn Environment Industry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jochum Wiersma
    • 1
  • Deon Stuthman
    • 1
  • David Fan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Donald Duvick
    • 1
  • Victor Konde
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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