Agricultural Biotechnology Can Help Mitigate Climate Change.

Sexton, Steven and David Zilberman

from ARE Update Vol. 14, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2010

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Abstract

Agricultural biotechnology is vigorously opposed by most environmental groups because of uncertain environmental risks. In this paper, we consider the ways agricultural biotechnology adoption addresses a more certain environmental risk and principal concern of policymakers and environmentalists alike, namely, global climate change.

Keywords

Agricultural biotechnology, GMOs, GMs, genetically modified crops, global climate change, environmental risk

Citation

Sexton, Steven and David Zilberman. "Agricultural Biotechnology Can Help Mitigate Climate Change." ARE Update 14(2)(2010):1-4. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2010/14/2/agricultural-biotechnolog/