Crop Biotech Update

The Story Behind the Approval of the First Bt Maize Product

March 22, 2017

One of the chapters in the book Women in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Biotechnology narrates the story behind the approval of the first Bt maize product written by Laura S. Privalle. According to the book, the first Bt maize product represented all the promise that biotechnology brings to sustainable agriculture including lower inputs for farmers, less pesticide use, and higher yields. The chapter also presents the scientific and technical challenges faced by the product.

Download a copy of the story from SpringerLink.