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Document ID (ISN)56769
CIS number 91-1581
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Goldburg R., Rissler J., Shand H., Hassebrook C.
Title Biotechnology's bitter harvest. Herbicide-tolerant crops and the threat to sustainable agriculture
Bibliographic information The Biotechnology Working Group, USA, 1990. 73p. ca. 160 ref.
Abstract This report examines the extent of current herbicide use and research into herbicide-tolerant crops and trees and discusses the human health, environmental, social and economic aspects of herbicides and herbicide-tolerant plants. Alternative methods of weed control developed in the context of sustainable agriculture are outlined. Recommendations are made to discourage the development and adoption of herbicide-tolerant crops and trees.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; biotechnology industry; agriculture and forestry; USA
Descriptors (secondary) report; economic aspects; social aspects; environmental pollution; health hazards; substitution
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Biotechnology industry
Agricultural chemicals