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Role of Transgenic Crops in Sustainable Development

December 23, 2010

Evidence shows that "it would be unwise to ignore transgenic crops as one of the tools that can help meet aspirations for increasingly sustainable global development." Julian Raymond Park and colleagues from the School of Agriculture, University of Reading, United Kingdom, forward this thought in "The role of transgenic crops in sustainable development" published in the Plant Biotechnology Journal.

The researchers evaluated a range of scientific literature pertaining to the use of transgenic crops in meeting sustainable development goals. They found out that transgenic crops can contribute to three traditional pillars of sustainability, i.e. economically, environmentally, and socially.

For the full article, subscribers can go to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-7652.2010.00565.x/full.