Assessing the risks associated with new agricultural practices

Nature. 2002 Aug 8;418(6898):685-8. doi: 10.1038/nature01016.


One key challenge for the twenty-first century is how to produce the food we need, yet ensure the landscape we want. Genetically modified crops have focused our attention on how to answer this question for one part of agriculture. The same principles could be applied to assess environmental impacts of future land-use change in a much broader context.

MeSH terms

  • Agriculture / methods*
  • Agriculture / standards*
  • Agriculture / trends
  • Animals
  • Birds / physiology
  • Crops, Agricultural / adverse effects
  • Crops, Agricultural / standards
  • Ecosystem*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Food, Genetically Modified / adverse effects*
  • Food, Genetically Modified / standards*
  • Plants, Genetically Modified
  • Risk Assessment / methods