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This book addresses the continuing controversy over the potential impact of genetically modified (GM) crops in developing countries. Supporters of the technology claim it offers one of the best hopes for increasing agricultural production and reducing rural poverty, while opponents see it as an untested intervention that will bring corporate control of peasant farming. The book examines the issues by reviewing the experience of GM, insect-resistant cotton, the most widely grown GM crop in developing countries. Read more... Content: Biotechnology and agricultural development / Robert Tripp -- Cotton production and technology / Robert Tripp -- Development, agronomic performance and sustainability of transgenic cotton for insect control / Ann M. Showalter ... [et al.] -- Transgenic cotton : assessing economic performance in the field / Robert Tripp -- Transgenic cotton and institutional performance / Robert Tripp -- Farmers' seed and pest control management for Bt cotton in China / Jikun Huang ... [et al.] -- India's experience with Bt cotton: case studies from Gujarat and Maharashtra / N. Lalitha, Bharat Ramaswami, and P.K. Viswanathan -- The socio-economic impact of transgenic cotton in Colombia / Patricia Zambrano ... [et al.] -- Ten years of Bt cotton in South Africa : putting the smallholder experience into context / Marnus Gouse. Abstract: Addresses the controversy over the potential impact of genetically modified (GM) crops in developing countries. This book offers an introduction to agricultural biotechnology, an examination of the history of cotton production technology, and a review of the literature on the agronomic performance of GM cotton. Read more...
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Ron Tripp (born April 1953) Battle Creek, Michigan, is a World Sambo and Judo champion and the current general secretary of USA Judo.
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