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Concerns a Weed Scientist Might Have about Herbicide-Tolerant Crops: A Revisitation
M. Alejandra Martinez-Ghersa, Catherine A. Worster and Steven R. Radosevich
Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan. - Mar., 2003), pp. 202-210
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3989465
Page Count: 9
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Over a decade ago, the Weed Science Society of America sponsored a symposium on the then emerging technology of herbicide-tolerant crops (HTCs). The symposium and subsequent proceedings addressed potential benefits and concerns about that new technology to control weeds. Technological, biological, and ethical questions were addressed that were likely to emerge from the widespread adoption of HTCs. It was suggested at that time that if such questions were answered, HTC development would proceed on a more solid foundation, whereas continued uncertainty and criticism would probably result if the questions were not answered. We now review developments in HTC technology. Questions and concerns posed one decade ago are still pertinent, but current knowledge is still insufficient to address them. Adoption of HTC has risen dramatically since their commercial introduction, but there is still no evidence of associated production cost reductions or enhanced yields.
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