Researchers Use Order Theory to Show the Connection Between CO2 Emission and GM Crops
Genetic modification (GM) and climate change are two ecological issues that
are highly debated globally. GM crops is one of the proposed solutions in
decreasing the impacts of agricultural processes on the environment and to
increase production as well. In 2017, 27 countries have planted GM crops.
Nancy Y. Quintero and Isaac Cohen from Universidad de Pamplona (colombia)
and Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (Argentina), respectively, released an
article to give insights about the possible linkages between the cultivated
areas and the CO2 emissions in the GM-adopting countries. They also aimed to
establish meaningful connections between attributes related to
socio-economic situations and the environmental impacts of GM crops. To give
mathematical support to such links, they used the methodology called Order
Theory, which tackles binary relations in analysis.
Results showed that Parafuay, India, Burkina Faso, Brazil, and Pakistan
could play the biggest role in mitigating climate change through decrease in
CO2 emission levels using GM crops.