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Background Reading

Klaus Ammann
Integrated Farming: Why Organic Farmers Should Use Transgenic Crops” (.pdf)
New Biotechnology, September 2008

Graham Brookes and Peter Barfoot
"Global Impact of Biotech Crops: Socio-Economic and Environmental Effects, 1996-2006" (.pdf)
AgBioForum, 11(1): 21-38, 2008

Jay Byrne
"The Agricultural Biotechnology Protest Industry"
American Enterprise Institute 2003

Nina Fedoroff
Science Diplomacy in the 21st Century” (.pdf)
Cell, 136 January 9, 2009

Celine Ramjoué
A Review of Regulatory Issues Raised by Genetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture” (.pdf)
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008 3, No. 096

Pedro A. Sanchez
A Smarter Way to Combat Hunger” (.pdf)
Nature, Vol. 458 March 2009

Adarsh Sandhu
A New Approach to Intellectual Property” (.pdf)
Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 4, January 2009

Andrea Sonnino, Zephaniah Dhlamini, Fabio Maria Santucci and Patrizio Warren
"Socio-Economic Impact of Non-Transgenic Biotechnologies in Developing Countries"
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 2009

Sterring Committee
"Global Challenges and Directions for Agricultural Biotechnology: Workshop Report" (.pdf)
The National Academies, Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine

Ian M. Sussex
"The Scientific Roots of Modern Plant Biotechnology" (.pdf)
Plant Cell Advance Online Publication, May 2008

Anthony Trewavas
"The Cult of the Amateur in Agriculture Threatens Food Security" (.pdf)
Trends in Biotechnology

Anthony J. Vigorito
Agricultural Biotechnology and Normative Transformation in Academic Science” (.pdf)
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta Hilton Hotel, Atlanta, Ga., August 16, 2003