An Answer in Search of a Problem: Genetically-Modified Crops in an Era of Climate Change
Posted: 9 Sep 2015
Date Written: September 3, 2015
This chapter will address 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. After a brief introduction to the technology itself, this chapter will take up each set of claims in turn, and will examine how genetically-engineered crops might, or might not, be part of a climate change solution.
Keywords: genetic engineering, GMO, LMO, climate change, sustainability, adaptation, mitigation
JEL Classification: K32, K33
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