Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

10-1999

Journal or Book Title

Iowa Soybean Review

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page or Article ID Number

16

Last Page

22

Abstract

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been welcomed by US agriculture and by a number of other countries (notably Canada and Argentina). Transgenic crops were virtually unkn own before 1996 but have experienced breathtaking adoption rates. For example, in 1999 more than 50 percent of the soybean crop grown in the United States is genetically modified (at least -+0 percent of U.S. com and 50 per cent of U.S. cotton are also transgenic). For the next crop yea r, it is estimated that 100 percent of the soybeans grown in Argentina will be herbicide resistant. But GMOs have struck a different cord in Eu rope, where they have met with numerous obstacles from consumers, businesses, policy makers and regulators.

Comments

This is an article from Iowa Soybean Review 11 (1999): 16. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Iowa Soybean Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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