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Palgrave Studies in Agricultural Economics and Food Policy

Genetically Modified Crops and Agricultural Development

Authors: Qaim, Matin

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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.

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 important and well-written book builds on Qaim's cutting-edge research on the impacts of GM crops. It clearly debunks some of the most popular arguments against GMOs and presents convincing evidence that GM crops have already made major contributions to improving people's lives. This is essential reading for economists and social scientists working on agricultural technology issues, as well as for plant scientists interested in the societal implications of their work." - David Zilberman, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, USA

"In his 20 years of research on this topic, Qaim has shown convincingly that GM crops can benefit poor societies in developing countries. It is most frustrating that such evidence is too often ignored or denied in the ideological public debate about the use of GMOs and their regulation. Reading this remarkable book will hopefully contribute to a more rational and science-based discourse in the future." - Ingo Potrykus, Professor of Plant Sciences, Emeritus, ETH Zurich, Switzerland; co-inventor of Golden Rice

"This path-breaking book combines intellectual courage and analytical rigor. It brings balanced research and sobriety to one of the most controversial technological developments of the early twenty-first century." - Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA; author of The New Harvest


Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Hardcover $120.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetically Modified Crops and Agricultural Development
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Agricultural Economics and Food Policy
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40572-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137405722
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40571-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 206
Topics