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Genetically modified organisms in agriculture : can regulations work? / Kothamasi, David; Vermeylen, Saskia.

In: Environment, Development and Sustainability, Vol. 13, No. 3, 06.2011, p. 535-546.

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Kothamasi, D & Vermeylen, S 2011, 'Genetically modified organisms in agriculture : can regulations work?', Environment, Development and Sustainability, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 535-546. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-010-9275-3

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Kothamasi D, Vermeylen S. Genetically modified organisms in agriculture : can regulations work? Environment, Development and Sustainability. 2011 Jun;13(3):535-546. doi: 10.1007/s10668-010-9275-3

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Kothamasi, David ; Vermeylen, Saskia. / Genetically modified organisms in agriculture : can regulations work?. In: Environment, Development and Sustainability. 2011 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 535-546.

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