Title: Bt Corn in Spain - The Performance of the EU's First GM Crop
Authors: GOMEZ BARBERO MANUELBERBEL VECINO JulioRODRIGUEZ CEREZO EMILIO
Citation: NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY vol. 26 no. 4 p. 384-386
Publisher: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
Publication Year: 2008
JRC Publication N°: JRC41464
ISSN: 1087-0156
URI: http://www.nature.com/naturebiotechnology
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC41464
DOI: 10.1038/nbt0408-384
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Farmers adopting genetically-modified (GM), insect-resistant corn (Bt corn) in Spain constitute the first example of a commercial GM crop being cultivated in the European Union (EU). During 2002-2004, yield effects of Bt corn in three provinces of Spain ranged from neutral to significantly positive. Adopters of Bt corn had lower pesticide use and their economic gross margin increased compared to non-adopters. Agronomic and economic efficiency gains are attributed to the adoption of Bt corn varieties since adopters and non-adopters did not differ in other socio-economic characteristics.
JRC Institute:Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

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