publication . Report . 2002

Seeds of Doubt: North American farmers' experiences of GM crops

Warwick, Hugh; Meziani, Gundula;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2002
Abstract
The picture the biotechnology industry has painted of GM crops in North America is one of unqualified success, after six years of commercial growing. The objective of this report was to assess whether this image is accurate and if not what problems have occurred. We present interviews with North American farmers about their experiences of GM soya, maize and oilseed rape, and review of some of the independent research. The evidence we have gathered demonstrates that GM food crops are far from a success story. In complete contrast to the impression given by the biotechnology industry, it is clear that they have not realised most of the claimed benefits and have be...
Subjects
free text keywords: Consumer issues, Assessment of impacts and risks
Communities
Agricultural and Food Sciences
Socio-economic impact of digitalisation in rural areas
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