Edited by Mary Jane Angelo and Anél Du Plesis
Chapter 7: Genetically modified food crops in an era of climate change: an answer in search of a problem
This chapter addresses two specific narratives about genetically-modified organisms in an era of changing climate – the putative role for genetically-engineered crops in adaptation to climate change, and the putative role for genetic engineering as a mitigation strategy to reduce the climate change trajectory. This chapter takes up each set of claims in turn, examining how genetically-engineered crops might, or might not, be part of a climate change solution. Key Words: GMOs, climate change, genetic engineering, agricultural biotechnology, climate mitigation, climate adaptation, sustainability
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