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Genetically Modified Crops: Effects on Bees and Pollination

Lora A. Morandin

in Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Genetic modification (GM) of crops has been accompanied by concerns of environmental impact, including effects to beneficial organisms such as bees. Currently, most commercial GM crops are modified ... More


Killer Corn: Monarch Butterfly Exterminators?

C. Neal Stewart

in Genetically Modified Planet: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157451
eISBN:
9780199790388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157451.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

A study published in 1999 by a group of Cornell University researchers caused controversy by purporting that transgenic insect-resistant corn expressing a Bt endotoxin gene was risky for monarch ... More


Better Living through Biology: Not Killing the Good Insects by Accident

C. Neal Stewart

in Genetically Modified Planet: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157451
eISBN:
9780199790388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157451.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

The monarch butterfly attracted attention as a target of biotechnology risks because it is showy. But what about more obscure but beneficial insects? Would they be harmed by transgenic plants? After ... More


Bt Resistance Management: Getting Off the Treadmill

C. Neal Stewart

in Genetically Modified Planet: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157451
eISBN:
9780199790388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157451.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

Although Bt transgenic plants are ecologically benign compared with insecticide sprays, there is a concern that insects will eventually evolve resistance to Bt toxin. If that happened, then the ... More


Evolution of Insect Resistance to Transgenic Plants

Bruce E. Tabashnik and Yves Carrière

in Specialization, Speciation, and Radiation: The Evolutionary Biology of Herbivorous Insects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251328
eISBN:
9780520933828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251328.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The remarkable ability of insects to adapt quickly to toxins used to control them threatens agriculture and human health worldwide. The quantity and variety of examples of pesticide resistance also ... More


Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India

Jairam Ramesh

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199457526
eISBN:
9780199085255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457526.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The debate on whether to privilege economic growth over ecological security is passé. Environmental considerations must be at the heart of economic growth, especially for a country of 1.25 billion ... More


Science and Politics in Indian GM Crop Regulation: A U-turn Down a Blind Alley

Erik Millstone

in India's Risks: Democratizing the Management of Threats to Environment, Health, and Values

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199450459
eISBN:
9780199083084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450459.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

What is the appropriate division of labour between ‘experts’ and policymakers? The Indian Ministry of Environment’s public consultation process in the Bt brinjal case very openly brought these issues ... More


Expanding the Public Space

Jairam Ramesh

in Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199457526
eISBN:
9780199085255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457526.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter details the manner in which wider engagement with stakeholders—experts, practitioners, wider public, administrators, scientists, activists, and businesses—became part of the ... More


Genetically modified crops: Frankenfood or environmental boon?

Michelle Marvier

in Effective Conservation Science: Data Not Dogma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808978
eISBN:
9780191846687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808978.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores ongoing debates surrounding the environmental safety of genetically modified (GM) crops. Systematic review and meta-analysis provide convincing evidence that Bt crops are safer ... More


Does Class Matter in Politics?: Rethinking ‘Conditions and Reasons’

Rina Agarwala and Ronald Herring

in Interpreting Politics: Situated Knowledge, India, and the Rudolph Legacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190125011
eISBN:
9780190991296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190125011.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics, Asian Politics

Agarwala and Herring make the important observation that our view of class politics is often skewed by a misleading preoccupation with the patterns of class politics that arose in nineteenth and ... More


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