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Agriculture

USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS). 2007. Agricultural Productivity in the United States.
This data provides estimates of agricultural productivity growth in the US for 1948-2004, and estimates of productivity growth and relative productivity levels across States for 1960-1999.
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Animal

Fernandez-Cornejo, J., Wechsler, S., Livingston, M. and Mitchell, L. 2014. Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States. USDA Economic Research Service Report No. 162, February 2014.
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Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST). 2008. Vaccine Development Using Recombinant DNA Technology. CAST Issue Paper, Number 38, May 2008.
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Exploring the Moral and Ethical Aspects of Genetically Engineered and Cloned Animals. Proceedings from Multi-Stakeholder Workshop sponsored by the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, January 24-26, 2005, Rockville, MD.
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Biofuel

UN-Energy. 2007. Sustainable Energy: A Framework for Decision Makers. Prepared by UN-Energy, a group of all UN agencies programmes and organizations working in the area of energy. Sonsored by the Rome-based UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
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Coyle, W. 2007. The Future of Biofuels: A Global Perspective. Amber Waves, November 2007.
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Coexistence

Grapes, Wine, and the Application of Biotechnology Issues, Opportunities and Challenges Workshop, July 9-10, 2006, San Francisco, CA. The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology.
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Peaceful Coexistence Among Growers Of: Genetically Engineered, Conventional and Organic Crops. Summary of a Multi-Stakeholder Workshop, March 1-2, 2006, Boulder, CO. The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology.
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Developing Countries

Africa Environment Outlook 2. Report from United Nations Environment Programme, July 2006.
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Cohen, J.I. 2005. Poorer nations turn to publicly developed GM crops. Nature Biotech. 23: 27-33.
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Economics

Fernandez-Cornejo, J. 2006. Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S. USDA Economic Research Service Data Sets.
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Fernandez-Cornejo, J. and Caswell, M. 2006. The First Decade of Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States. USDA Economic Research Service, Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-11).
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James, C. 2010. Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2010. International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), Publication No. 42.
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Benbrook, C.M. 2005. Harvest at Risk — Impacts of Roundup Ready Wheat in the Northern Great Plains. Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC), September 2005.
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U.S. vs. EU: An Examination of the Trade Issues Surrounding Genetically Modified Food. Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology Issue Brief, December 2005.
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Rubenstein, K.D., Heisey, P., Shoemaker R., Sullivan, J. and Frisvold, G. 2005. Crop Genetic Resources: An Economic Appraisal. USDA ERS Economic Information Bulletin No. 2 (EIB2) 47 pp, May 2005.
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Environment

Lemaux, P.G. 2009. “Genetically Engineered Plants and Foods: A Scientist’s Analysis of the Issues (Part II). Annual Review of Plant Biology 60: 511–59.
Table of contents | Link to abstract for those with institutional access.
If you cannot access the article, please contact Barbara Alonso via e-mail and we will send you the PDF link.

Foster, C., Green, K., Belda, M., Dewick, P., Evans, B., Flynn, A. and Mylan, J. 2006. Environmental Impacts of Food Production and Consumption: A report to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Manchester Business School. Defra, London.
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Sankula, S. A 2006. Update of Impacts on US Agriculture of Biotechnology-Derived Crops Planted in 2005. National Center For Food and Agricultural Policy (NCFAP).
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Gilliom, R.J., Barbash, J.E., Crawford, C.G., Hamilton, P.A., Martin, J.D., Nakagaki, N., Nowell, L.H., Scott, J.C., Stackelberg, P.E., Thelin, G.P. and Wolock, D.M. 2006. Pesticides in the Nation’s Streams and Ground Water, 1992–2001. US Geological Service Circular 1291.
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World Wildlife Fund Switzerland. 2005. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs): A Danger to Sustainable Agriculture.
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Kershen, D. and McHughen, A. 2005. Adventitious Presence. CAST Commentary, QTA2005-1, July 2005.
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European Union

European Commission. 2012. GMSAFOOD: The Conference Report. GM Post-Market Monitoring. March 6-8, 2012, Medical University of Vienna, Austria (posted 4/23/12)
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National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). 2009. Exploring attitudes to GM food. Social Science Research Unit, Food Standards Agency, November 2009.
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van Beuzekom, B. and Arundel, A. 2006. OECD Biotechnology Statistics - 2006. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report.
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Food & Food Safety

Lemaux, P.G. 2008. “Genetically Engineered Plants and Foods: A Scientist’s Analysis of the Issues (Part I). Annual Review of Plant Biology 59: 771-812.
Table of contents | Link to abstract for those with institutional access.
If you cannot access the article, please contact Barbara Alonso via e-mail and we will send you the PDF link.

Delaney, B., Astwood, Cunny, H., Conn, R.E., Herouet-Guicheney, C., MacIntosh, S., Meyer, L.S., Privalle, L., Gao, Y., Mattsson, J., Levine, M. and ILSI International Food Biotechnology Committee Task Force on Protein Safety. 2008. Evaluation of protein safety in the context of agricultural biotechnology. Food and Chemical Toxicology 46: S71-S97.
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USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS). 2007. Food Availability (Per Capita) Data System.
US food availability data are available through 2005 at the national level. Also included are data on nutrient availability in food and data on loss-adjusted food availability.
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Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. 2006. Safety of Meat, Milk, and Eggs from Animals Fed Crops Derived from Modern Biotechnology. Issue Paper Number 34.
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Food Safety Department, World Health Organization. 2005. Modern Food Biotechnology, Human Health and Development.
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Future

USDA Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21). 2006. Opportunities and Challenges in Agricultural Biotechnology: The Decade Ahead.
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General Review

Newell-McGloughlin, M., Chassy, B. and Conko, G. 2014. Food and You: A Guide to Modern Agricultural Biotechnology. American Council on Science and Health report.
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Organic

Winter, C.K. and Davis, S.F. 2006. Organic Foods. Journal of Food Science 71: R117-R124.
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Baker, B., Swezey, S.L., Granatstein, D., Guldan, S. and Chaney, D. 2005. Organic Farming Compliance Handbook: A Resource Guide for Western Region Agricultural Professionals.
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Organizational Statements

Institute of Food Science & Technology. 2008. Statement on genetic modification and food. September 2008.
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Australian Academy of Science. 2007. Statement on gene technology and GM plants. December 6, 2007.
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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations' Statement on Biotechnology.
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American Dietetic Association. 2006. Position of the American Dietetic Association: Agricultural and Food Biotechnology. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 106: 285-293.
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American Medical Association Statement on Genetically Modified Crops and Foods, December 2000.
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American Society of Plant Biologists' Statement on Genetic Modification of Plants Using Biotechnology
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California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF): The Dangers of Genetically Engineered Crops, October 14, 2004.
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The Importance of Evidence-Based Risk Assessments with GM Crops (statement by AgBioWorld, contains statements by several organizations). August 10, 2004.
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Public Opinion

International Food Information Council (IFIC). 2007. Food Biotechnology: A Study of U.S. Consumer Attitudinal Trends.
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The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology 2004 Focus Groups and Polls - U.S. Consumer Sentiment About the Application of Genetic Engineering to Agriculture.
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Regulation

Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology. 2007. Emerging Challenges for Biotech Specialty Crops. Workshop proceedings, January 18-19, 2007, Washington, DC.
Biotech specialty fruits and vegetables, tree nuts and nursery crops face unique regulatory challenges, but there are opportunities to improve the regulatory system.
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Regulatory issues related to genetically engineered crops have been addressed to varying levels in countries around the world. GAIN (Global Agricultural Information Network) reports, developed by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released reports by country covering:

Biotechnology Trade and Production
  • Policy
  • Marketing issues
  • Capacity Building
  • Outreach

Updated 4/18/14

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