Putting DNA to Work

Further Reading for Improving Crops

These articles and books have been selected by members of the Putting DNA to Work Expert Content Group as resources for additional information. The National Academies does not endorse and is not responsible for material found in these articles.


These articles provide background information about the topics in Improving Crops. They are selected for visitors who want a basic explanation of the concepts presented in this section.

Borlaug NE. 2003, July 11. The Next Green Revolution. The New York Times. p. A17.

Hopkin K. 2001, April 17. The Risks on the Table. Scientific American.

Nash JM, Robinson S. 2000, July 31. Grains of Hope. Time. p. 38.

Rauch J. 2003. Will Frankenfood Save the Planet? Atlantic Monthly 292 (3): 103-108.

Roosevelt M. 2003, May 26. Cures on the Cob. Time. p. 56.


These articles provide expanded information about the topics in Improving Crops. They are selected for visitors who want to explore more in-depth information about the concepts presented in this section.

Committee on Environmental Impacts Associated with Commercialization of Transgenic Plants, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, National Research Council. 2002. Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants: The Scope and Adequacy of Regulation. 342 pp.

Committee on Genetically Modified Pest-Protected Plants, National Research Council. 2000. Genetically Modified Pest-Protected Plants: Science and Regulation. 292 pp.

Duvick DN, Cassman KG. 1999. Post-Green Revolution Trends in Yield Potential of Temperate Maize in the North-Central United States. Crop Science 39 (6):1622-1630.

Miller HI. 1999. A Rational Approach to Labeling Biotech-Derived Food. Science 284 (5419): 1471-1472.

Strauss SH. 2003. Genomics, Genetic Engineering, and Domestication of Crops. Science 300 (5616): 61-62.

Tanksley SD, McCouch SR. 1997. Seed Banks and Molecular Maps: Unlocking Genetic Potential from the Wild. Science 277 (5342): 1063-1066.

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