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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title The ecological risks of engineered crops /
Author Rissler, Jane.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Mellon, Margaret G.
Publisher MIT Press,
Year Published 1996
OCLC Number 33166395
ISBN 0262181711 (hc : alk. paper); 9780262181716 (hc : alk. paper); 0262680858 (pb : alk. paper); 9780262680851 (pb : alk. paper)
Subjects Transgenic plants. ; Crops--Genetic engineering--Environmental aspects. ; Plant genetic engineering--Environmental aspects. ; Plants, Genetically Modified. ; Environmental Health. ; Transgene organismen. ; Genetische manipulatie. ; Landbouwproducten. ; Ecologische aspecten. ; Frucht. ; Biotechnologie. ; Umweltgefährdung. ; Transgene Pflanzen. ; Risiko.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  SB123.57.R564 1996 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 07/18/1997
Collation xiv, 168 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-159) and index.
Contents Notes
Foreword / Howard Ris -- Introduction -- Understanding transgenic crops -- Environmental risks posed by transgenic crops -- Two risk scenarios : an experimental assessment -- International implications of commercialization -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix: Experimental assessment of the replacement capacity of a population of plants. The authors argue that the commercialization and release of transgenic crops on millions of acres of farmland can pose serious and costly consequences. They propose a practical, feasible method of conducting precommercialization evaluations that will balance the needs of ecological safety with those of agriculture and business.--From publisher description.