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How effective and safe is Bt-maize in South Africa?

Karl J. Kunert
South African Journal of Science | Vol 107, No 9/10 | a803 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajs.v107i9/10.803 | © 2011 Karl J. Kunert | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 June 2011 | Published: 13 September 2011

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Karl J. Kunert, Plant Science Department, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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