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World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2017, 5(4), 240-243
DOI: 10.12691/wjar-5-4-6
Open AccessCritical Review

Vulnerable GMOs and U.S. Agriculture

Sam Delphin1,

1Agricultural Biochemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, U.S.A.

Pub. Date: August 10, 2017

Cite this paper:
Sam Delphin. Vulnerable GMOs and U.S. Agriculture. World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2017; 5(4):240-243. doi: 10.12691/wjar-5-4-6

Abstract

“Human genetically-modified organism(s),” abbreviated as, “GMOs,” or, as labeled in this article, “transgenic agricultural crops,” first became technologically and commercially available some twenty years ago and have become the dominant varieties of many staple crops in the U.S., especially, corn, soybeans, and cotton. In 2014 the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a thorough consideration of transgenic crops including detailed surveys and summarized field research. The experiences from the last twenty years are more ambivalent about the value of transgenic crops than when the transgenic concept was originally devised. Within the present context of cloned, transgenic crops, disestablished federal crop reserves, cursory inspections of imported foreign crops, and the reality of past U.S. homogenous-crop devastations from unanticipated vectors, U.S. agriculture appears highly vulnerable.

Keywords:
GMOs transgenic agricultural crops crop reserves ‘just in time’ crop imports homogenous-crop devastations

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