|Document ID (ISN)||104678|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Hossain F., Pray C.E., Lu Y., Huang J., Fan C., Hu R.
||Genetically modified cotton and farmers' health in China
||July-Sep. 2004, Vol.10, No.3, p.296-303. Illus. 8 ref.
||http://www.ijoeh.com/pfds/1003_Hossain.pdf [in English]
||This study provides the first evidence of a direct link between the adoption of a genetically modified crop and improvements in human health. Estimation of the impact of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton adoption on pesticide use from a survey of cotton farmers in northern China, 1999-2001, showed that Bt cotton adoption reduced pesticide use. Assessment of a health-production function showed that predicted pesticide use had a positive impact on poisoning incidence. Taken together, these results indicate that the adoption of Bt cotton can substantially reduce the risk and the incidence of poisonings.
||China; cotton farming; agriculture; state of health; pesticides; genetically modified organisms
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||China; USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations