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
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2020-11-20
ISBN 10: 0128209453
ISBN 13: 9780128209455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops Book Review:

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. This book will be useful 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, and success stories of genetic modification Includes both crop production and human health impacts Compares and contrasts GM policies from around the world

Olive Germplasm

Olive Germplasm
Author: Innocenzo Muzzalupo
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2012-12-07
ISBN 10: 9535108840
ISBN 13: 9789535108849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Olive Germplasm Book Review:

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 anyone wishing to acquire knowledge and experience of olive cultivation to increase productivity and improve product quality. The book is divided into two parts: I) the olive cultivation, table olive and olive oil industry in Italy and II) Italian catalogue of olive varieties. All chapters have been written by renowned professionals working on olive cultivation, table olives and olive oil production and related disciplines. Part I covers all aspects of olive fruit production, from site selection, recommended varieties, pest and disease control, to primary and secondary processing. Part II contains the chapter on the description of Italian olive varieties. It is well illustrated and includes 200 elaiographic cards with colour photos, graphs and tables.

Governing the GM Crop Revolution

Governing the GM Crop Revolution
Author: Peter Gruhn,Robert L. Paarlberg,Francesco Goletti,Montague Yudelman
Publsiher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0896296385
ISBN 13: 9780896296381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Conference on 21st Century Challenges to Sustainable Agri Food Systems

International Conference on 21st Century Challenges to Sustainable Agri Food Systems
Author: P. G. Chengappa,Nareppa Nagaraj,Ramesh Kanwar
Publsiher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 830
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 818986629X
ISBN 13: 9788189866297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Conference on 21st Century Challenges to Sustainable Agri Food Systems Book Review:

Of late, farming community in India has been facing new challenges of food and nutrition security, human health and structural adjustment to comply with WTO stipulations on the one hand and sustainable environment on the other. The overuse of fertilizers and chemicals, and depleting water resources are essentially threatening the sustainability of Indian agriculture. The slow growth of agriculture sector mainly due to stagnation in productivity growth is a grave concern for policy-makers and development planners. The key challenge to India's agriculture in the 21st century in the wake of open global economy lies in designing, developing and managing agricultural systems that enable farmers to be efficient, equitable and sustainable in the bio-physical and socio-cultural environments. This book has deliberated on the key issues of sustainable agriculture in the context of emerging technologies, policies and institutions by promoting efficiency, equity and better management of natural resources. In the process, thoughts and experience of world-class leaders in agricultural education, research, extension, policy, agri-business and development in addressing the challenges confronting farmers have been documented

Genetically modified crops in Africa

Genetically modified crops in Africa
Author: Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin,Gruère, Guillaume P.,Sithole-Niang, Idah
Publsiher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2013-10-02
ISBN 10: 0896297950
ISBN 13: 9780896297951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetically modified crops in Africa Book Review:

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 crops’ economic effects and impact on trade, how consumers view such crops, and other issues. They find that GM crops have had, on average, a positive economic effect in the nations where they were used and identify future steps for enhancing GM crop adoption’s positive effects. Promising policy initiatives include making biosafety regulations that do not make GM crop development prohibitively expensive, fostering intraregional trade in GM crops, and providing more and better information about GM crops to consumers who might currently be skeptical of them. These and other findings in Genetically Modified Crops in Africa indicate ways biotechnology can contribute to economic development in Africa south of the Sahara.

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
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2017-01-28
ISBN 10: 0309437385
ISBN 13: 9780309437387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetically Engineered Crops Book Review:

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 the debate about these and other questions related to the genetic engineering techniques of the first 20 years goes on, emerging genetic-engineering technologies are adding new complexities to the conversation. Genetically Engineered Crops builds on previous related Academies reports published between 1987 and 2010 by undertaking a retrospective examination of the purported positive and adverse effects of GE crops and to anticipate what emerging genetic-engineering technologies hold for the future. This report indicates where there are uncertainties about the economic, agronomic, health, safety, or other impacts of GE crops and food, and makes recommendations to fill gaps in safety assessments, increase regulatory clarity, and improve innovations in and access to GE technology.

Trade and Tribulations

Trade and Tribulations
Author: John Komen,David Wafula
Publsiher: Center For Strategic & International Studies
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2013-05-03
ISBN 10: 1442224762
ISBN 13: 9781442224766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trade and Tribulations Book Review:

Agricultural biotechnology holds great promise in contributing to Africa’s socioeconomic development. This is confirmed by a growing body of literature analyzing the positive economic effects at the farm level, and also for a growing number of farmers in Africa. However, with the exception of Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, the African countries have been slow adopters of biotechnology crops for cultivation.

Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability

Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1894
Release: 2018-11-08
ISBN 10: 0128126884
ISBN 13: 9780128126882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability Book Review:

The Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability covers the hottest topics in the science of food sustainability, providing a synopsis of the path society is on to secure food for a growing population. It investigates the focal issue of sustainable food production in relation to the effects of global change on food resources, biodiversity and global food security. This collection of methodological approaches and knowledge derived from expert authors around the world offers the research community, food industry, scientists and students with the knowledge to relate to, and report on, the novel challenges of food production and sustainability. This comprehensive encyclopedia will act as a platform to show how an interdisciplinary approach and closer collaboration between the scientific and industrial communities is necessary to strengthen our existing capacity to generate and share research data. Offers readers a ‘one-stop’ resource on the topic of food security and sustainability Contains articles split into sections based on the various dimensions of Food Security and Food Sustainability Written by academics and practitioners from various fields and regions with a “farm to fork understanding Includes concise and accessible chapters, providing an authoritative introduction for non-specialists and readers from undergraduate level upwards, as well as up-to-date foundational content for those familiar with the field

Genetically Modified Crops

Genetically Modified Crops
Author: P. B. Kavi Kishor
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 9811559325
ISBN 13: 9789811559327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Gene Revolution

The Gene Revolution
Author: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1844074102
ISBN 13: 9781844074105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gene Revolution Book Review:

Whether or not to embrace GM technologies is a fundamental and politically charged question facing humanity in the 21st century, particularly in light of rapidly growing populations and the unknown future impacts of climate change.The Gene Revolution is the first book to bridge the gap between the ?naysayers? and ?cheerleaders? and look at the issues and complexities facing developing and transitional countries over decisions about GM in light of the reality of what is happening on the ground. The first part of the volume looks at the rise of GM crops, commercialization and spread of the technology and the different positions of the USA and the European Union on the GM questionand the effect of global markets. The second part consists of country perspectives from Argentina, Brazil, China, India and South Africa, which provide insight into the profound challenges these countries face and the hard choices that have to be made. The final part takes the analysis a step further by comparing developing and transitional country experiences, and charts a future course for government policy on GM that supports growth, sustainability andequity for the many billions of people affected worldwide.

Global Environmental Issues

Global Environmental Issues
Author: Frances Harris
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-02-08
ISBN 10: 1119952085
ISBN 13: 9781119952084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Environmental Issues Book Review:

Global Environmental Issues, second edition builds on the popularity of the first edition, viewing global environmental problems as complex issues with a network of causes, influenced by a range of actors with differing priorities. The book recognises that science underpins much of what happens in society and therefore it is important to be able to interpret the environmental and social consequences of scientific developments. In addition to discussing the main biophysical causes, the book illustrates how socio-economic and political factors determine why and how people use land, resources and technology, and how this in turn affects natural resource management. This edition includes new chapters on the politics of science, International environmental regulation and treaties, environmental issues in a globalised world and natural resource management. Global Environmental Issues, second edition is essential reading for upper level undergraduates and Masters students within departments of Environmental Science and Geography. Includes case studies from around the world to provide a real life context for the issues tackled in each chapter Considers both the results of human actions and natural environmental change in order to provide balanced, in-depth debate Includes coverage of contemporary 'hot topics' such as biodiversity, globalization and sustainable development Chapters authored by experts in the field Includes new chapters on The politics of science, International environmental regulation and treaties , Environmental issues in a globalised world and Natural Resource Management Expanded sections include negotiating multilateral environmental agreements, GM crops, biofuels and marine and freshwater resources

The Future of Genetically Modified Crops

The Future of Genetically Modified Crops
Author: Felicia Wu,William Butz
Publsiher: Rand Corporation
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2004-08-13
ISBN 10: 0833040510
ISBN 13: 9780833040510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Genetically Modified Crops Book Review:

The world is now on the cusp of a new agricultural revolution, the so-called Gene Revolution, in which genetically modified (GM) crops are tailored to address chronic agricultural problems in certain regions of the world. This monograph report investigates the circumstances and processes that can induce and sustain this new agricultural revolution. The authors compare the Green Revolution of the 20th century with the GM crop movement to assess the agricultural, technological, sociological, and political differences between the two movements.

Biosafety of GM Crops in Kenya Uganda and Tanzania

Biosafety of GM Crops in Kenya  Uganda  and Tanzania
Author: Judith A. Chambers
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2013-12-11
ISBN 10: 1442228067
ISBN 13: 9781442228061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biosafety of GM Crops in Kenya Uganda and Tanzania Book Review:

This report outlines the status of biotechnology regulatory structures in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, with a focus on regulation of genetically modified (GM) crops. Effective regulatory structures are important for the approval and use of agricultural technology.

Environmental Policy in North America

Environmental Policy in North America
Author: Robert G. Healy,Debora L. VanNijnatten,Marcela López-Vallejo
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-01-20
ISBN 10: 1442693770
ISBN 13: 9781442693777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Policy in North America Book Review:

This comprehensive analysis of key issues in North American environmental policy provides an overview of how the US, Mexico, and Canada differ in their environmental management approaches and capacity levels, and how these differences play into cross-border cooperation on environmental problems. The book offers insights into transboundary cooperation both before and after NAFTA, and presents a framework for making environmental interaction more effective in the future. The book is organized into two parts. The first, more general, section compares the national contexts for environmental management in each country—including economic conditions, sociocultural dynamics, and political decision-making frameworks— and shows how these have led to variations in policy approaches and levels of capacity. The authors argue that effective environmental governance in North America depends on the ability of transboundary institutions to address and mediate these differences. The book's second section illustrates this argument, using four case studies of environmental management in North America: biodiversity and protected areas, air pollution (smog); greenhouse gas reduction, and genetically modified crops.

The Politics of Precaution

The Politics of Precaution
Author: Robert L. Paarlberg
Publsiher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2001-09-17
ISBN 10: 0801868238
ISBN 13: 9780801868238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Precaution Book Review:

Genetically modified (GM) food crops have inspired increasing controversy over the past decade. By the mid-1990s they were widely grown in the U.S., Canada, and Argentina, but precautionary regulations continue to limit their use elsewhere. The restrictive policies of Europe and Japan toward GM crops have been much discussed. Less attention has been paid to the policies affecting the adoption of GM crops in the developing world, where their potential impact on the availability and quality of food is even greater. In this book Robert Paarlberg looks at the policy choices regarding GM food made by four important developing countries: Kenya, Brazil, India, and China. Of these, so far only China has approved the planting of GM crops. Paarlberg identifies five policy areas in which governments of developing countries can either support or discourage GM crops: intellectual property rights, biosafety, trade, food safety, and public research and investment. He notes that highly cautious biosafety policies have so far been the key reason that Kenya, Brazil, and India have hesitated to plant GM crops. These cautious policies have been strongly reinforced by international market forces and international diplomatic and NGO pressures. China has been less cautious toward GM crops, in part because there is less opportunity in China for international organizations or independent critics of GM crops to challenge official policy.

Handbook on Agriculture Biotechnology and Development

Handbook on Agriculture  Biotechnology and Development
Author: Stuart J. Smyth,Peter W.B. Phillips,David Castle
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2014-03-28
ISBN 10: 0857938355
ISBN 13: 9780857938350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on Agriculture Biotechnology and Development Book Review:

This book is a compendium of knowledge, experience and insight on agriculture, biotechnology and development. Beginning with an account of GM crop adoptions and attitudes towards them, the book assesses numerous crucial processes, concluding with detai

Environment and Planning

Environment and Planning
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106018625985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environment and Planning Book Review:

Publishes interdisciplinary research on issues of Government and Policy with an international perspective. Committed to a broad range of policy questions, not just those related to government and public policy. Topics covered include nonstate agents, private-public collaboration, and NGOs (nongovernmental organisations). All areas of economic, social and environmental institutions, and policy are included. Disciplines from which papers are derived include political science, planning, geography, economics, law, sociology, and public administration.

Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms

Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms
Author: David Alan Andow,Angelika Hilbeck,N. Van Tuat
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1845932285
ISBN 13: 9781845932282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms Book Review:

This title synthesizes information relevant to GM crops in Vietnam, taking Bt cotton as an example. It can be used as a technical manual to enable Vietnamese scientists to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of Bt cotton varieties prior to commercialization.

Agricultural Economies of Australia New Zealand

Agricultural Economies of Australia   New Zealand
Author: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D02401351D
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transgenic Horticultural Crops

Transgenic Horticultural Crops
Author: Beiquan Mou,Ralph Scorza
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2011-06-15
ISBN 10: 1420093797
ISBN 13: 9781420093797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transgenic Horticultural Crops Book Review:

As the world debates the risks and benefits of plant biotechnology, the proportion of the global area of transgenic field crops has increased every year, and the safety and value continues to be demonstrated. Yet, despite the success of transgenic field crops, the commercialization of transgenic horticultural crops (vegetables, fruits, nuts, and or