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Comments on "Genetically Modified Crops: Risks and Promise" by Gordon Conway

Gadgil, Madhav (2000) Comments on "Genetically Modified Crops: Risks and Promise" by Gordon Conway. In: Conservation Ecology, 4 (1).


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I find myself in full sympathy with Gordon Conway's analysis and prescriptions (Conway 2000).I especially agree with his call for a new culture, with appropriate systems and ongoing institutional support, that provides careful monitoring, open reporting and transparency, and above all, a place for public participation about the impact of plant biotechnology on the environment, human health, and the viability and sustainability of the food system. We need not only the transnational corporations, such as Monsanto to which Conway's remarks were addressed, but also governments of the developed and the developing world, and the scientific establishment, to promote the emergence of such a new culture.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Conservation Ecology
Publisher: Resilience Alliance
Additional Information: Copyright belongs to Resilience Alliance.
Keywords: citizen science;exclusion;global development;green revolution;new culture;plant biotechnology;poverty;public participation.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1944

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