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  • Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms

    Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms

    Genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) have been under development for more than 20 years while GE crops have been grown commercially during the last decade. During this time, a number of questions have cropped up concerning the potential consequences that certain GEOs might have on natural or managed ecosystems and human health. Interest in developing methods to confine some GEOs and their transgenes to specifically designated release settings ...

  • Predicting Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests

    Predicting Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests

    Nonindigenous plants and plant pests that find their way to the United States and become invasive can often cause problems. They cost more than $100 billion per year in crop and timber losses plus the expense of herbicides and pesticides. And this figure does not include the costs of invasions in less intensively managed ecosystems such as wetlands.Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests examines this growing problem and offers recommend