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2016-10-11 16:57 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
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2016-10-11 16:57 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects
Committee on Genetically Engineered Crops: Past Experience and Future Prospects; Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Genetically engineered (GE) crops were first introduced commercially in the 1990s. After two decades of production, some groups and individuals remain critical of the technology based on their concerns about possible adverse effects on human health, the environment, and ethical considerations. At the same time, others are concerned that the technology is not reaching its potential to improve human health and the environment because of stringent regulations and reduced public funding to develop products offering more benefits to society. While the debate about these and other questions related to the genetic engineering techniques of the first 20 years goes on, emerging genetic-engineering technologies are adding new complexities to the conversation.
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  • Scientific and technical issues
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  • Book / Book chapter
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The National Academies Press
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