Agriculture and Biodiversity Loss: Genetic Engineering and the Second Agricultural Revolution

By T.S. Cox, W. Jackson in Scientific Publications - July 14, 2002

Seedlings obtained by embryo rescue following hybridization of wheat with intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium)

Seedlings obtained by embryo rescue following hybridization of wheat with intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium)

Life on Earth: An Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution, Niles Eldredge (Ed,), 2002, pp. 96-99.

Genetic engineering has many and varied effects on biodiversity, but its likely long-term result will be a decrease in genetic variability of crops and other species.

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