Genetically modified cotton and farmers' health in China.

  title={Genetically modified cotton and farmers' health in China.},
  author={Ferdaus Hossain and Carl E. Pray and Yanmei Lu and Jikun Huang and Cunhui Fan and Ruifa Hu},
  journal={International journal of occupational and environmental health},
  volume={10 3},
This study provides the first evidence of a direct link between the adoption of a genetically modified (GM) crop and improvements in human health. Estimation of the impact of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton adoption on pesticide use from data from a survey of cotton farmers in northern China, 1999-2001, showed that Bt cotton adoption reduced pesticide use. Assessment of a health-production function showed that predicted pesticide use had a positive impact on poisoning incidence. Taken… CONTINUE READING
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