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The use of life cycle assessment to compare the environmental impact of production and feeding of conventional and genetically modified maize for broiler production in Argentina

R. M. Bennett 1,  
R. H. Phipps 1  ,  
 
1
School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, The University of Reading, P.O. Box 237, Reading RG6 6AR, UK
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2006;15(1):71–82
Publication date: 2006-01-06
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ABSTRACT
The paper presents the methods and results of a life-cycle assessment (LCA) applied to the production of maize grain from a conventional variety compared with maize grain from a variety genetically modified to be herbicide tolerant and insect protected and to contain an enhanced oil and lysine content, and its impact when fed to broiler chickens. The findings show that there are both environmental and human health benefits of growing GM maize including lower impacts on global warming, ozone depletion, freshwater ecotoxicity and human toxicity. However, when considered in terms of the use of maize as a feed input to broiler chicken production, the benefits of the GM alternative become negligible compared to the use of conventional maize.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
R. H. Phipps   
School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, The University of Reading, P.O. Box 237, Reading RG6 6AR, UK
 
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ISSN:1230-1388