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Genetically Modified Crops and Agricultural Development

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Matin Qaim
    Pages 1-13
  3. Matin Qaim
    Pages 39-56
  4. Matin Qaim
    Pages 57-84
  5. Matin Qaim
    Pages 85-107
  6. Matin Qaim
    Pages 109-134
  7. Matin Qaim
    Pages 135-163
  8. Matin Qaim
    Pages 165-180
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 181-206

About this book


This book analyzes the impacts of current and possible future GM crop applications and shows that these technologies can contribute substantially to sustainable agricultural development and food security.


Agricultural biotechnology agricultural economics BASF Bayer CropScience biosafety consumer preferences developing countries DuPont environmental risks food labeling food safety food security Friends of the Earth genetic engineering genome editing GMOs Greenpeace Green Revolution health risks intellectual property rights (IPRs)

About the authors

Matin Qaim is Professor of International Food Economics and Rural Development at the University of Goettingen, Germany. He has over 20 years of research experience in countries in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. He has published widely in academic journals and is member of various scientific and policy advisory committees.

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“This book is the second publication in the ‘Palgrave Studies in Agricultural Economics and Food Policy’ series, and targets both professional and lay audiences. … this book can be recommended to a wide readership; excellently written, it is one of the first books to address both the technical and policy dimensions of GMCs in development.” (George H. L. Rothschild, Food Security, Vol. 8, 2016)