Future possible genetically engineered crops and traits and their potential environmental impacts

Rebecca Grumet, Lareesa Wolfenbarger, Alejandra Ferenczi

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Abstract

THE "FIRST WAVE" OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED (GE) CROPS WAS FOCUSED NEARLY exclusively on very high acreage crops and a handful of readily cloned, highly effective genes conferring insect resistance and herbicide tolerance (table 1). There were also a few instances of genetically engineered virus resistance in squash and papaya, but together they have accounted for less than 0.1% of transgenic acreage (Brookes and Barfoot 2006; James 2006).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Safety of Genetically Engineered Crops
PublisherMichigan State University Press
Pages47-57
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781611860085
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012

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Grumet, R., Wolfenbarger, L., & Ferenczi, A. (2012). Future possible genetically engineered crops and traits and their potential environmental impacts. In Environmental Safety of Genetically Engineered Crops (pp. 47-57). Michigan State University Press.