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Author Wu, Felicia.

Title The future of genetically modified crops : lessons from the Green Revolution / Felicia Wu, William P. Butz.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2004.


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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 84 pages) : illustrations
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Contents Introduction -- The Green Revolution -- The gene revolution: genetically modified crops -- Lessons for the gene revolution from the Green Revolution.
Summary Although the number of people in danger of malnutrition worldwide has decreased significantly in the past 30 years, thanks in part to the Green Revolution of the 20th century, an estimated 800 million people still lack adequate access to food. The world is now on the cusp of a second potential agricultural revolution, the so-called Gene Revolution, in which modern biotechnology can enable the production of genetically modified (GM) crops tailored to address chronic agricultural problems in specific regions of the world. This monograph report investigates the circumstances and processes that can induce and sustain this new agricultural revolution. The authors compare the Green Revolution with the current GM crop movement to assess not only the technological differences in the crops and agricultural methods of these two movements, but more generally to examine the economic, cultural, and political factors that influence whether a new agricultural technology is adopted and accepted by farmers, consumers, and governments.
Language English.
Subject Transgenic plants.
Crops -- Genetic engineering.
Green Revolution.
Plants, Genetically Modified
Plantes transgéniques.
Cultures -- Génie génétique.
Révolution verte.
Crops -- Genetic engineering. (OCoLC)fst00884007
Green Revolution. (OCoLC)fst00947585
Transgenic plants. (OCoLC)fst01154677
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Butz, William P.
Other Form: Print version: Wu, Felicia. Future of genetically modified crops. Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2004 (DLC) 2004014614
ISBN 1598752626
9780833036469 (pbk.)
0833036467 (pbk.)
9780833040510 (electronic bk.)
0833040510 (electronic bk.)
0833036467 (pbk.)
Report No. RAND/MG-161-RC
Standard No. AU@ 000026445282
AU@ 000051326113
AU@ 000053238218
DEBBG BV044080429
DEBSZ 396064361
GBVCP 100865356X
NZ1 12045670

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