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Genetically Modified Planet: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants

C. Neal Stewart


From years prior to the release of the first commercial transgenic crop in 1995 to the present, many concerned activists, regulators, and scientists have questioned how genetic engineering might impact the environment. No measurable negative environmental impacts have been observed for commercial genetically modified crops to date, even though several risks have been identified in experimental releases. Even so, none have approached doomsday scenarios posed by activists. The risks that have been extensively studied are gene flow from crops to weeds or crop landraces; side-effects of insecticid ... More

Keywords: gene flow, genetic engineering, genetic modification, insects, plants, transgenic, viral recombination, weeds

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195157451
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157451.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Neal Stewart, author
University of Tennessee