Effects of biotechnology on biodiversity: herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant GM crops

Ammann, Klaus (2005). Effects of biotechnology on biodiversity: herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant GM crops. Trends in Biotechnology, 23(8), pp. 388-394. Elsevier 10.1016/j.tibtech.2005.06.008

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Biodiversity is threatened by agriculture as a whole, and particularly also by traditional methods of agriculture. Knowledge-based agriculture, including GM crops, can reduce this threat in the future. The introduction of no-tillage practices, which are beneficial for soil fertility, has been encouraged by the rapid spread of herbicide-tolerant soybeans in the USA. The replacement of pesticides through Bt crops is advantageous for the non-target insect fauna in test-fields. The results of the British Farm Scale experiment are discussed. Biodiversity differences can mainly be referred to as differences in herbicide application management.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Botanical Garden
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)

UniBE Contributor:

Ammann, Klaus

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

0167-7799

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

08 Dec 2015 14:04

Last Modified:

08 Dec 2015 14:04

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.tibtech.2005.06.008

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.73958

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/73958

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