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Biotech Forests: An Environmental Blessing?

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Publication Date: December 2010

Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): H. Sterling Burnett; Wesley Dwyer

Series: 734

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Topic: Energy (Fuels)
Science and technology (Biology and biotechnology)

Keywords: Biotech; Environment; Genetically Modified; Ethanol

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Genetically modified grains, fruits and vegetables have
become ubiquitous on U.S. farms and in supermarkets.
Biotechnology investments initially focused on modifications
that would be profitable relatively quickly, such as inserting
genes in plant genomes to produce pest-resistant, faster
growing or more productive food crops.