Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics, Environment, Ethics, and the Future

  title={Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics, Environment, Ethics, and the Future},
  author={Alan B. Bennett and Cecilia L. Chi-Ham and Geoffrey Barrows and Steven Sexton and David Zilberman},
  journal={Annual Review of Environment and Resources},
Agricultural biotechnology and, specifically, the development of genetically modified (GM) crops have been controversial for several reasons, including concerns that the technology poses potential negative environmental or health effects, that the technology would lead to the (further) corporatization of agriculture, and that it is simply unethical to manipulate life in the laboratory. GM crops have been part of the agricultural landscape for more than 15 years and have now been adopted on more… 

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