|aEnvironmental impact of genetically modified crops /|cedited by Natalie Ferry and Angharad M.R. Gatehouse.
|aWallingford, UK ;|aCambridge, MA :|bCABI,|cc2009.
|axv, 424 p. :|bill. ;|c25 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aTransgenic crops and their applications for sustainable agriculture and food security / P. Christou and T. Capell -- Environmental benefits of genetically modified crops / M.G. Edwards and G.M. Poppy -- Developing a 21st century view of agriculture and the environment / D. Pimentel and M.G. Paoletti -- Environmental risk assessment / F.G. Tencalla, T.E. Nickson and M. Garcia-Alonso -- Insect resistance to genetically modified crops / B.E. Tabashnik and Y. Carriere -- Resistance management of transgenic insect-resistant crops : ecological factors / B. Raymond and D.J. Wright -- Herbicide-tolerant genetically modified crops : resistance management / M.D.K. Owen -- Impact of insect-resistant transgenic crops on above-ground non-target arthropods / J. Romeis ... [et al.] -- Impact of genetically modified crops on pollinators / L.A. Malone and E.P.J. Burgess -- Impact of genetically modified crops on soil and water ecology / R. Wheatley -- Biodiversity and genetically modified crops / K. Ammann -- Potential wider impact : farmland birds / M.J. Whittingham -- Safety for human consumption / R.H. Phipps -- Biofuels : Jatropha curcas as a novel, non-edible oilseed plant for biodiesel / A. Kohli ... [et al.] -- European commercial genetically modified plantings and field trials / F. Ortego ... [et al.] -- Monitoring Bt resistance in the field : China as a case study / K. He, Z. Wang, and Y. Zhang -- Current status of crop biotechnology in Africa / D. George -- Agriculture, innovation and environment / N. Ferry and A.M.R. Gatehouse.
The genetic modification of crops is a subject of intense debate, and opinions are often strongly polarised. This book addresses the major concerns of scientists, policy makers, environmental lobby groups and the general public regarding this controversial issue.