Recommended Readings and Online Resources


Recommended readings for unit 3 of the Course on Genomics, Ethics, and Society.


Recommended Readings:

  • Altman, A. & Hasegawa, P. M. (Eds.) (2012). Plant biotechnology and agriculture. Oxford: Academic Press/Elsevier Press.
  • Dunwell, J. M. (2010). Crop biotechnology: prospects and opportunities. The Journal of Agricultural Science, 149, 17-27.
  • Gouse, M., Pray, C., & Schimmelpfennig, D. (2004). The distribution of benefits from Bt cotton adoption in South Africa. AgBioForum, 7, 187–194.
  • Gouse, M., Pray, C., Schimmelpfennig, D., & Kirsten, J. (2006). Three seasons of subsistence insect-resistant maize in South Africa: Have smallholders benefited? AgBioForum, 9, 15–22.
  • Hansson, S. O., & Joelsson, K. (2013). Crop biotechnology for the environment? Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 26, 759-770.
  • Kimenju, S. C., & De Groote, H. (2008). Consumers’ willingness to pay for genetically modified food in Kenya. Agricultural Economics38, 35–46.
  • Kushwaha, S., Musa, A. S., Lowenberg- DeBoer, J., & Fulton, J. (2008). Consumer acceptance of genetically modified
(GM) — Cowpeas in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing, 20, 7–23.
  • Lusser, M., Parisi, C., Plan, D. & Rodríguez-Cerezo, E. (2012). Deployment of new biotechnologies in plant breeding. Nature Biotechnology, 30, 231-239.
  • Meenakshi, J. V., Johnson, N. L., Manyong, V. M., DeGroote, H., Javelosa, J., Yanggen, D. R., et al. (2010). How cost-effective is biofortification in combating micronutrient malnutrition? An ex ante assessment. World Development, 38, 64–75.
  • Morrell, P.L., Buckler, E.S. & Ross-Ibarra, J. (2012). Crop genomics: advances and applications. Nature Reviews Genetics, 13, 85-96.
  • Qaim, M. (2009). The economics of genetically modified crops. Annual Review of Resource Economics, 1, 665–694.
  • Qaim, M., & Zilberman, D. (2003). Yield effects of genetically modified crops in developing countries. Science, 299, 900–902.
  • Stein, A. J. & Rodríguez-Cerezo, E. (2010). International trade and the global pipeline of new GM crops. Nature Biotechnology, 28, 23–25.
  • Tabashnik, B. E., Brévault, T., Carrière Y. (2013). Insect resistance to Bt crops: lessons from the first billion acres. Nature Biotechnology, 31, 510-521.

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