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Title: The global importance of transgenic cotton

item ANDERSON, DAVID - Dow Agrosciences
item Rajasekaran, Kanniah - Rajah

Submitted to: Fiber Plants: Biology, Biotechnology and Applications
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/29/2016
Publication Date: 10/29/2016
Citation: Anderson, D.M., Rajasekaran, K. 2016. The global importance of transgenic cotton. In: Ramawat, K.G., Ahuja, M.R., editors. Fiber Plants: Biology, Biotechnology and Applications, Volume 13. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. p. 17-33.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The origins of transgenic cotton are reviewed including the original objectives, early efforts to establish the technical capabilities, selection of initial traits for development, market place benefits, and global acceptance of the technology. Further consideration is given to cotton’s place in the effort to meet the projected demands for food and fiber over the next 50 year horizon, traits and technologies under development, and the need for close public and private research collaboration in order to address the issues facing the world’s farmers as they work to meet those demands. Impact of transgenic cotton on global economy, environment, genetic diversity and safety is also highlighted.