Evaluating the Ecological Impacts of Cultivating Genetically Modified Herbicide-Tolerant (GMHT) Oilseed Rape and Maize

Final Report for the STRIVE-funded project: 2007-B-DS-1-S1

Summary: STRIVE Report 69 - Ewen Mullins and Marcus J. Collier

Published: 2011

ISBN: 978-1-84095-393-0

Pages: 49

Filesize: 534KB

Format: pdf

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With the introduction of genetically modified (GM) crops there has been concern about their potential impact, particularly their possible ecological impact. This report follows from earlier research that examined this issue in detail and investigates the potential biodiversity impact of two GM crops that are most likely to suit Irish agronomic conditions. These are glyphosate or glufosinate herbicide-tolerant (HT) maize and oilseed rape. The research reported here is an extensive analysis of the scientific literature on the subject and was carried out between August 2009 and July 2010. There are several key conclusions from this analysis.

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