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Economic and Environmental Implications of Herbicide-Tolerant Corn and Processing Tomatoes


  • Hayenga, Marvin L.
  • Thompson, Leland C.
  • Chase, Craig A.
  • Kaaria, Susan


An evaluation of the economic and environmental consequences of herbicide tolerant varieties (HTC) of corn and processing tomatoes revealed changes in farm practices and production costs. The changes include lesser use of herbicides and a decrease in production cost.However, the HTC technology will not remove the use of chemicals in food production although it could lead to reduced chemical usage and to the implementation of an agricultural system that is more environmentally beneficial.

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  • Hayenga, Marvin L. & Thompson, Leland C. & Chase, Craig A. & Kaaria, Susan, 1992. "Economic and Environmental Implications of Herbicide-Tolerant Corn and Processing Tomatoes," Staff General Research Papers Archive 11314, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:11314

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    1. Rolf A. Groeneveld & Erik Ansink & Clemens C.M. Van de Wiel & Justus Wesseler, 2011. "Benefits and Costs of Biologically Contained Genetically Modified Tomatoes and Eggplants in Italy and Spain," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 3(8), pages 1-17, August.

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