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Chapter 4 The Impact of Bt Cotton and the Potential Impact of Biotechnology on Other Crops in China and India

Genetically Modified Food and Global Welfare

ISBN: 978-0-85724-757-5, eISBN: 978-0-85724-758-2

ISSN: 1574-8715

Publication date: 25 July 2011

Abstract

The chapter also provides evidence that in the near future Bt rice and Bt eggplant could have major positive impacts by reducing pesticide use and farmers’ exposure to chemical pesticides and increasing yields. Both crops were approved for commercial production by government biosafety regulators, but are not yet available for commercial cultivation.

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Pray, C.E., Nagarajan, L., Huang, J., Hu, R. and Ramaswami, B. (2011), "Chapter 4 The Impact of Bt Cotton and the Potential Impact of Biotechnology on Other Crops in China and India", Carter, C.A., Moschini, G. and Sheldon, I. (Ed.) Genetically Modified Food and Global Welfare (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 10), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 83-114. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1574-8715(2011)0000010009

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