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Ackerman, Frank, Timothy A. Wise, Kevin P. Gallagher, Luke Ney, and Regina Flores. 2003. "Free Trade, Corn, and the Environment: Environmental Impacts of US – Mexico Corn Trade Under NAFTA." Working Paper #03-06, Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts. [PDF]   

Altieri, Miguel A. and Walter Pengue. 2009. "GM Soybean: Latin America's New Colonizer." Seedling January:13-17.

Altieri, Miguel A. n.d. "Socio-Cultural Aspects of Native Maize Diversity." Prepared for the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America as part of the Article 13 initiative on Maize and Biodiversity: The Effects of Transgenic Maize in Mexico. Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley. [PDF] [Spanish version (PDF)]

Andersen, Kurt. 2017. Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History. Random House, New York. [interview] [interview by Charlie Rose] [related article "How America Lost Its Mind" in The Atlantic]

Anthes, Emily. 2013. Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts. Oneworld, London. [author interview]

Antizar-Ladislao, Blanca and Juan L. Turrión-Gómez. 2008. "Second-generation Biofuels and Local Bioenergy Systems." Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining 2(5):455-469. [PDF]

Antoniou, Michael, Paulo Brack, Andrés Carrasco, John Fagan, Mohamed Habib, Paulo Kageyama, Carlo Leifert, Rubens Onofre Nodari, and Walter Pengue. 2010. GM Soy: Sustainable? Responsible? GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG and ARGE Gentechnik-frei, Bochum Germany. [PDF] [report summary (PDF)]

Applegate, John S. 2001. "The Prometheus principle: Using the precautionary principle to harmonize the regulation of genetically modified organisms." Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies: 207-263. [PDF]

Brown, Ellen. 2018. "The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet." TruthDig 3 April.

  • "The Trump administration has already approved a merger between former rivals Dow and DuPont, and has signed off on the takeover of Swiss pesticide giant Syngenta by ChemChina. If Monsanto-Bayer gets approved as well, just three corporations will dominate the majority of the world’s seed and pesticide markets, giving them enormous power to continue poisoning the planet at the expense of its inhabitants."

  • "Russian families are showing what can be done with permaculture methods on simple garden plots. In 2011, 40 percent of Russia’s food was grown on dachas (cottage gardens or allotments), predominantly organically. Dacha gardens produced more than 80 percent of the country’s fruit and berries, more than 66 percent of the vegetables, almost 80 percent of the potatoes and nearly 50 percent of the nation’s milk, much of it consumed raw."

Canby, Peter. 2010. "Retreat to Subsistence. Could the introduction of genetically modified genes into Mexico's landrace corns lead to their extinction?" The Nation 5 July:30-36.

Cressey, Daniel. 2013. "Transgenics: A New Breed. The next wave of genetically modified crops is making its way to market — and might just ease concerns over 'Frankenfoods'." Nature 1 May.

D'Hertefeldt, Tina, Rikke B. Jørgensen, and Lars B. Pettersson. 2008. "Long-term Persistence of GM Oilseed Rape in the Seedbank." Biology Letters 4(3):314-317. [abstract] [PDF]

Dona, Artemis, and Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis. 2009. "Health risks of genetically modified foods." Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 49(2):164-175. [PDF]

Ellstrand, Norman C. 2001. "When Transgenes Wander, Should We Worry?" Plant Physiology 125:1543-1545.

Engdahl, William. 2007. Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation.  Global Research, Montreal.

Garcia, Maria Alice and Miguel A. Altieri. 2010. "Transgenic Crops: Implications for Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture." Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 25(4):335-353. [PDF

Gilbert, Natasha. 2013. "Case Studies: A Hard Look at GM Crops. Superweeds? Suicides? Stealthy genes? The true, the false and the still unknown about transgenic crops." Nature 1 May. [special feature of Nature]

GRAIN. 2009. "Corporate Candyland: The Looming GM Sugarcane Invasion." Seedling April:2-11.

León Sicard, Tomás Enrique. 2009. "Between Development and Environment: Uncertainties of Agrofuels." Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 29(3):226-235. [abstract]

Losey, John E., Linda S. Rayor, and Maureen E. Carter. 1999. "Transgenic Pollen Harms Monarch Larvae." Nature 399(6733):214.

Mastretta-Yanes, Alicia, Francisca Acevedo Gasman, Caroline Burgeff, Margarita Cano Ramírez, Daniel Piñero, and José Sarukhán. 2018. "An Initiative for the Study and Use of Genetic Diversity of Domesticated Plants and Their Wild Relatives." Frontiers in Plant Science 9:Article 209.

  • "Given the range of conditions under which smallholders conduct agriculture and the limited success of formal breeding over the last 70 years in Mexico, it is unlikely that commercialtype breeding would become a successful strategy. Instead, Mexico should recognize, and incorporate into breeding, the diversity of traditional and local knowledge on shaping and adapting cultivars. For this, public policies should be shifted to better support informal breeding, and to focus formal breeding Frontiers in Plant Science | www.frontiersin.org 4 February 2018 | Volume 9 | Article 209 fpls-09-00209 February 19, 2018 Time: 17:40 # 5 Mastretta-Yanes et al. CONABIO’s Initiative on the smallholders’ needs and adaptation to local conditions. For this, landraces should be incorporated as the base material of breeding programs, instead of only as donors for elite materials (Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad [CONABIO], 2017)." (pp. 4-5)

Mercer, Kristin L. and Joel D. Wainwright. 2008. "Gene flow from transgenic maize to landraces in Mexico: An analysis." Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 123(1/3):109-115. [PDF]

Nadal, Alejandro and Timothy A. Wise. "The Environmental Costs of Agricultural Trade Liberalization: Mexico-U.S. Maize Trade Under NAFTA." Working Group on Development and Environment in the Americas. [PDF

National Research Council (Committee on Environmental Impacts Associated with Commercialization of Transgenic Plants, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources). 2002. Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants: The Scope and Adequacy of Regulation. National Research Council (Committee on Environmental Impacts Associated with Commercialization of Transgenic Plants, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources), National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.

Nature (Journal). 2013. "GM Crops: Promise and Reality." Nature (Special Feature) May.

Oke, Krista B., Peter A. H. Westley, Darek T. R. Moreau, and Ian A. Fleming. 2013. "Hybridization between genetically modified Atlantic salmon and wild brown trout reveals novel ecological interactions." Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280(1763):29 May.  [pro GMO news article] [opposing GMO news article

Paganelli, Alejandra, Victoria Gnazzo, Helena Acosta, Lilvia L. López, and Andrés E. Carrasco. 2010. "Glyphosate-based Herbicides Produce Teratogenic Effects on Vertebrates by Impairing Retinoic Acid Signalling." Chemical Research inToxicology 9 August:1001749.  [PDF]

Pearce, Fred. 2009. "Monsanto? Sustainable? Water bully, I'd say …The Guardian 3 September.

Peters, Bert. 2011. "Permaculture as Alternative Agriculture." Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies 26(1-2):422-434. [PDF

Philpott, Tom. 2010. "Gates Foundation Throws Its Lot with Agribusiness." Grist 8 January.

Pimentel, David. 1989. "Benefits and Risks of Genetic Engineering in Agriculture." BioScience 39:606-614.

Quist, David and Ignacio H. Chapela. 2001. "Transgenic DNA Introgressed into Traditional Maize Landraces in Oaxaca, Mexico." Nature 414:541-543.

Rees, William E. 2004. "The Eco-Footprint of Agriculture: A Far-from-(Thermodynamic)-Equilibrium Interpretation." Pages 87-111 in Allan Eaglesham, Alan Wildeman, and Ralph W.F. Hardy (eds.), Papers from NABC's 16th Annual Meeting, University of Guelph, June 13-15, Report #16. National Agricultural Biotechnology Council, Ithaca. [PDF]

Richardson, Jill. 2010. "Why Is the FDA about to Rubber-stamp GE Salmon?" Grist 20 September.

Rissler, J. and M. Mellon. 1996. The Ecological Risk of Engineered Crops. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.

Saxena, Deepak, Saul Flores, and G. Stotzky. 2002. "Bt Toxin Is Released in Root Exudates from 12 Transgenic Corn Hybrids Representing Three Transformation Events." Soil Biology and Biochemistry 34(1):133-137.

Saxena, Deepak, Saul Flores,and G. Stotzky. 1999. "Insecticidal Toxin in Root Exudates from Bt Corn." Nature 402:480. [abstract[commentary by Charles Benbrook]

Spiroux de Vendômois, Joël, François Roullier, Dominique Cellier, and Gilles-Eric Séralini. 2009. "A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health." International Journal of Biological Sciences 5:706-726. [news story  1] [news story 2]

Tank, Jennifer L., Emma J. Rosi-Marshall, Todd V. Royer, Matt R. Whiles, Natalie A. Griffiths, Therese C. Frauendorf, and David J. Treering. 2010. "Occurrence of Maize Detritus and a Transgenic Insecticidal Protein (Cry1Ab) within the Stream Network of an Agricultural Landscape." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 27 September.  [PDF]  [news story

Then, Christoph. 2010. "Genetic Engineering Enforces Corporate Control of Agriculture: The Introduction of Genetic Engineering (GE) in Plant Breeding Has Been Accompanied by the Expansion of Patent Monopolies." Greenpeace, Amsterdam. [PDF] [related article (PDF)] [related news article] [related video part 1] [related video part 2]

Tirado, Reyes and Paul Johnston. 2010. "Food Security: GM Crops Threaten Biodiversity." Science 328(5975):170-171.

Tripp, Robert. 1996. "Biodiversity and Modern Crop Varieties: Sharpening the Debate." Agriculture and Human Values 13:48-62. [abstract]

Welsh, Rick and D.E. Ervin. 2006. "Precaution as an Approach to Technology Development: The Case of Transgenic Crops." Science, Technology and Human Values 31(2):153-172. [PDF]

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