Publication Date: December 2010
Publisher: National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)
Author(s): H. Sterling Burnett; Wesley Dwyer
Research Area: Energy; Science and technology
Keywords: Biotech; Environment; Genetically Modified; Ethanol
Coverage: United States
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.
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