Are genetically modified crops compatible with sustainable agriculture?

N.M.A. Nassar
Published: March 17, 2006
Genet. Mol. Res. 5 (1) : 91-92

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N.M.A. Nassar (2006). Are genetically modified crops compatible with sustainable agriculture?. Genet. Mol. Res. 5(1): 91-92.

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Massive use of transgenic crops poses potential ecological risks; genetically modified(GM) crops are not compatible with sustainable or organic farming or any other alternative formof production. GM agriculture compromises the capacity of farmers to manage their land byrequiring increased use of herbicides and by reducing the farmers’ options of rotations, since thepoisoned soil is no longer suitable for nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Moreover, transgenes move beyond their intended destination and hybridize with weed relatives, contaminating other, non-GMcrops (see Marvier, 2001). Read More. . .

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