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Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops

Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops
  • Author : Pardeep Singh
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 09 December 2020
  • ISBN : 0128207809
  • Pages : 578 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops: A Global Perspective contains both theoretical and empirical evidence of a broad range of aspects of GM crop policies throughout the world. Emphasizing world agriculture production and ethics of GM crops, the book balances insights into the various discussions around the use of GM crops including soil health, effects on animals, environmental sustainability impact, and ethical issues. The book presents aspects of GM crop policies and prevailing controversies throughout the world, in 5 sections containing 23 chapters. Beginning with the discussion of the policies related to GM crops, the book dives deep into issues related to food insecurity, agricultural sustainability, food safety, and environmental risks. Section 5 also captures the recent advances in agricultural biotechnology encompassing research trends, the nano-biotech approach to plant genetic engineering, and other transformation techniques in crop development. The contributors of the book represent different backgrounds, providing a holistic overview of diverse approaches and perspectives. Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops: A Global Perspective is a valuable resource for researchers in agricultural policy and economics, agricultural biotechnology, soil science, genetic engineering, ethics, environmental management, sustainable development, and NGOs. Discusses ethics, varieties, research trends, success, and challenges of genetic modification Addresses both crop production and potential health impacts Includes extensive theoretical research and studies


Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops

Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops
  • Author : Pardeep Singh,Anwesha Borthakur,Aditya Abha Singh,Ajay Kumar,Kshitij K. Singh
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 09 December 2020
GET THIS BOOKPolicy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops

Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops: A Global Perspective contains both theoretical and empirical evidence of a broad range of aspects of GM crop policies throughout the world. Emphasizing world agriculture production and ethics of GM crops, the book balances insights into the various discussions around the use of GM crops including soil health, effects on animals, environmental sustainability impact, and ethical issues. The book presents aspects of GM crop policies and prevailing controversies throughout the world, in 5 sections containing 23


Genetically Engineered Crops

Genetically Engineered Crops
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on Genetically Engineered Crops: Past Experience and Future Prospects
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 28 January 2017
GET THIS BOOKGenetically Engineered Crops

Genetically engineered (GE) crops were first introduced commercially in the 1990s. After two decades of production, some groups and individuals remain critical of the technology based on their concerns about possible adverse effects on human health, the environment, and ethical considerations. At the same time, others are concerned that the technology is not reaching its potential to improve human health and the environment because of stringent regulations and reduced public funding to develop products offering more benefits to society. While


Genetically modified crops in Africa

Genetically modified crops in Africa
  • Author : Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin,Gruère, Guillaume P.,Sithole-Niang, Idah
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release : 02 October 2013
GET THIS BOOKGenetically modified crops in Africa

A variable climate, political instability, and other constraints have limited agricultural development in African countries south of the Sahara. Genetically modified (GM) crops are one tool for enhancing agricultural productivity and food security despite such constraints. Genetically Modified Crops in Africa: Economic and Policy Lessons from Countries South of the Sahara investigates how this tool might be effectively used by evaluating the benefits, costs, and risks for African countries of adopting GM crops. The authors gather together studies on GM



Environmental Impact of Genetically Modified Crops

Environmental Impact of Genetically Modified Crops
  • Author : Natalie Ferry,Angharad M. R. Gatehouse
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release : 01 January 2009
GET THIS BOOKEnvironmental Impact of Genetically Modified Crops

The genetic modification of crops continues to be the subject of intense debate, and opinions are often strongly polarised. Environmental Impact of Genetically Modified Crops addresses the major concerns of scientists, policy makers, environmental lobby groups and the general public regarding this controversial issue, from an editorially neutral standpoint. While the main focus is on environmental impact, food safety issues, for both humans and animals are also considered. The book concludes with a discussion on the future of agricultural biotechnology


Genetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture

Genetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture
  • Author : Gerald C. Nelson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 22 March 2001
GET THIS BOOKGenetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture

Genetically modified crops have become a topic of great interest among scientists, regulators, consumers, farmers, and politicians. Despite their potential benefits, public hostility toward these crops is causing dramatic changes to import/export policies, food safety regulations, and agricultural practices around the world. Genetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and a balanced look at the costs and benefits of GMO products. Part I reviews the scientific, economic, and political issues relating to the use


Genetically Modified and Irradiated Food

Genetically Modified and Irradiated Food
  • Author : Veslemøy Andersen
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 09 January 2020
GET THIS BOOKGenetically Modified and Irradiated Food

Genetically Modified and Irradiated Food: Controversial Issues: Facts versus Perceptions explains the technologies used in these processes so they can be understood by those in general public health, scientific organizations, politicians and opinion makers/policymakers. The facts presented include a massive amount of scientific evidence that these technologies are safe and can be beneficial. Because the world is facing a future with an increasing number of people, new technologies are needed to ensure enough safe and healthy food, thus technologies


GMO China

GMO China
  • Author : Cong Cao
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 02 October 2018
GET THIS BOOKGMO China

In China, as elsewhere, the debate over genetically modified organisms has become polarized into anti- and pro-GMO camps. Given the size of China’s population and market, much is at stake in conflicts over regulation for domestic as well as international actors. In this book, Cong Cao provides an even-handed analysis that illuminates the tensions that have shaped China’s policy toward agricultural biotechnology in a global perspective. Cao presents a comprehensive and systematic analysis of how China’s policy




Africa's Gene Revolution

Africa's Gene Revolution
  • Author : Matthew A. Schnurr
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 07 November 2019
GET THIS BOOKAfrica's Gene Revolution

As development donors invest hundreds of millions of dollars into improved crops designed to alleviate poverty and hunger, Africa has emerged as the final frontier in the global debate over agricultural biotechnology. The first data-driven assessment of the ecological, social, and political factors that shape our understanding of genetic modification, Africa's Gene Revolution surveys twenty years of efforts to use genomics-based breeding to enhance yields and livelihoods for African farmers. Matthew Schnurr considers the full range of biotechnologies currently in


Olive Germplasm

Olive Germplasm
  • Author : Innocenzo Muzzalupo
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 07 December 2012
GET THIS BOOKOlive Germplasm

The olive (Olea europaea) is increasingly recognized as a crop of great economic and health importance world-wide. Olive growing in Italy is very important, but there is still a high degree of confusion regarding the genetic identity of cultivars. This book is a source of recently accumulated information on olive trees and on olive oil industry. The objective of this book is to provide knowledge which is appropriate for students, scientists, both experienced and inexperienced horticulturists and, in general, for


Genetically Modified Plants

Genetically Modified Plants
  • Author : Roger Hull,G. T. Tzotzos,Graham Head
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 07 July 2009
GET THIS BOOKGenetically Modified Plants

A transgenic organism is a plant, animal, bacterium, or other living organism that has had a foreign gene added to it by means of genetic engineering. Transgenic plants can arise by natural movement of genes between species, by cross-pollination based hybridization between different plant species (which is a common event in flowering plant evolution), or by laboratory manipulations by artificial insertion of genes from another species. Methods used in traditional breeding that generate transgenic plants by non-recombinant methods are widely


Genetically Modified Organisms and Genetic Engineering in Research and Therapy

Genetically Modified Organisms and Genetic Engineering in Research and Therapy
  • Author : P. Piguet,P. Poindron
  • Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • Release : 28 August 2012
GET THIS BOOKGenetically Modified Organisms and Genetic Engineering in Research and Therapy

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) raise societal, political and ethical concerns. They inspire strong resistance or, conversely, enthusiastic assent. The aim of this publication is to give an overview of genetic engineering, starting with the history of the discovery of restriction enzymes continuing with technical aspects of transgenesis to its applications in research and ethical considerations. Be it the use of single engineered cells or GMO, these applications cover a broad array, ranging from disease-oriented research (but not only), to the


Managing Global Genetic Resources

Managing Global Genetic Resources
  • Author : National Research Council,Board on Agriculture,Committee on Managing Global Genetic Resources: Agricultural Imperatives
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 February 1993
GET THIS BOOKManaging Global Genetic Resources

This anchor volume to the series Managing Global Genetic Resources examines the structure that underlies efforts to preserve genetic material, including the worldwide network of genetic collections; the role of biotechnology; and a host of issues that surround management and use. Among the topics explored are in situ versus ex situ conservation, management of very large collections of genetic material, problems of quarantine, the controversy over ownership or copyright of genetic material, and more.