Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk

Readings (pdf) used in Oregon State University upper division/graduate Class “Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk” in spring 2018

List of past class readings

GM Wheat in Oregon

General orientation - GMOs & toxicology

Plant genetic engineering methods

History of domestication and breeding; green revolution

Anti- and pro-GMO views: What and why

Intellectual property in crop breeding and biotechnology

Breeding and genomics concepts, application to animals

Risk perception

GMO crops, gene flow, and sustainability

Toxicology Basics


Organic agriculture

Radiation toxicology

Risk assessment of chemicals

Regulating GMOs, chemicals and pesticides

Forest Biotechnology

Bioreactor crops

Biofortification/Golden rice/developing world issues