Guest Editorial: Transgenic plants and bees: the beginning of the end or a new opportunity?

publication date: Jan 27, 2010
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Bee World Vol.79 (3) 1998 pp.161-164
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Article TitleGuest Editorial: Transgenic plants and bees: the beginning of the end or a new opportunity?
Author(s)

Guy Poppy

Abstract

The food industry has high hopes for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and claims that they are a solution to global food problems. But are the benefits proven and what are the longterm risks? Are we just creating a new environmental problem for ourselves: genetic pollution? Dr Guy Poppy leads a team of entomologists researching on insect-resistant transgenic crop plants at IACR Rothamsted. In this editorial, he is hoping to present a balanced and factual view of the risks and advantages of this controversial subject.

KeywordsGenetically modified organisms (GMOs), IACR Rothamsted, Intergrated Agricultural Crop Research, Genetic Pollution, insect-resistant transgenic crop plants
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