GMOs and Political Stance

GMOs and Political Stance
Author: Muhammad Amjad Nawaz,Gyuhwa Chung,Kirill Sergeyevich Golokhvast,Aristidis M. Tsatsakis
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2021-08-15
ISBN 10: 9780128239032
ISBN 13: 0128239034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GMOs and Political Stance Book Review:

GMOS and Political Stance: Global GMO Regulation, Certification, Labeling, and Consumer Preferences provides a foundational-to-current challenges resource for those involved in developing and applying regulations to these important resources. Beginning with basics of GMOs, the book first familiarizes the reader with the history, economic status, associated risks, global politics, and socio-economics of GMOs. From exploring the necessity of GMO regulations with the existing GMO technology as well as new gene editing technologies to discussion by GMO regulations experts from different continents and countries, readers will find the information necessary to understand the laws, rules, regulations and policies at domestic and international scale. A last chapter delivers an update and future look on gene-edited food and feed and discusses the possibilities on the future risk assessment, legislation and regulation of gene-edited products. GMOS and Political Stance provides a unique and applicable synchronization of all regulatory information on GMOs to facilitate effective and efficient regulatory development and adherence. Guides law and policy makers particularly from developing countries toward sound policies in line with international regulations Presents a global overview of genetic modification of organisms and their emerging role in food supply Provides insights into future risk assessment strategies and potential for new legislative process development

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.

Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States

Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:931533401
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Politics of Genetically Modified Organisms in the United States and Europe

The Politics of Genetically Modified Organisms in the United States and Europe
Author: Kelly A. Clancy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2016-11-02
ISBN 10: 3319339842
ISBN 13: 9783319339849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Genetically Modified Organisms in the United States and Europe Book Review:

This book examines the puzzle of why genetically modified organisms continue to be controversial despite scientific evidence declaring them safe for humans and the environment. What explains the sustained levels of resistance? Clancy analyzes the trans-Atlantic controversy by comparing opposition to GMOs in the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Spain, and the United States, examining the way in which science is politicized on both sides of the debate. Ultimately, the author argues that the lack of labeling GMO products in the United States allows opponents to create far-fetched images of GMOs that work their ways in to the minds of the public. The way forward out of this seemingly intractable debate is to allow GMOs, once tested, to enter the market without penalty—and then to label them.

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 Modified Organisms and Biosafety

Genetically Modified Organisms and Biosafety
Author: Tomme R. Young
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9782831707983
ISBN 13: 2831707986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetically Modified Organisms and Biosafety Book Review:

Biosafety and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are amongst the most complex of biodiversity issues: from species conservation, to sustainable livelihoods, to socio-cultural policy. The greatest GMO-related need shared by all decision-makers - governmental, civil society, and industrial - is for unbiased background information and a framework for evaluating new evidence. This detailed, background analysis aims to enable IUCN and its Members determine how they should "advance leadership, research, analysis and dissemination of knowledge regarding the potential ecological impact of the release of genetically modified organisms into the environment, focusing especially on biodiversity, socio-economic impact and food security".

Innovation Economic Development and Intellectual Property in India and China

Innovation  Economic Development  and Intellectual Property in India and China
Author: Kung-Chung Liu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 981138102X
ISBN 13: 9789811381027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Economics of Food Labeling Scholar s Choice Edition

Economics of Food Labeling   Scholar s Choice Edition
Author: Elise Golan,Fred Kuchler,United Economic Research Service (Ers)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2015-02-16
ISBN 10: 9781298044181
ISBN 13: 1298044189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economics of Food Labeling Scholar s Choice Edition Book Review:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Global Food Crisis

The Global Food Crisis
Author: Jennifer Clapp,Marc J. Cohen
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-09-30
ISBN 10: 9781554581986
ISBN 13: 1554581982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Food Crisis Book Review:

The global food crisis is a stark reminder of the fragility of the global food system. The Global Food Crisis: Governance Challenges and Opportunities captures the debate about how to go forward and examines the implications of the crisis for food security in the world’s poorest countries, both for the global environment and for the global rules and institutions that govern food and agriculture. In this volume, policy-makers and scholars assess the causes and consequences of the most recent food price volatility and examine the associated governance challenges and opportunities, including short-term emergency responses, the ecological dimensions of the crisis, and the longer-term goal of building sustainable global food systems. The recommendations include vastly increasing public investment in small-farm agriculture; reforming global food aid and food research institutions; establishing fairer international agricultural trade rules; promoting sustainable agricultural methods; placing agriculture higher on the post-Kyoto climate change agenda; revamping biofuel policies; and enhancing international agricultural policy-making. Co-published with the Centre for International Governance Innovation

First Decade of Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States

First Decade of Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States
Author: Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2009-05
ISBN 10: 143791103X
ISBN 13: 9781437911039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Decade of Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States Book Review:

Ten years after the first generation of genetically engineered (GE) varieties became commercially available, adoption of these varieties by U.S. farmers is widespread for major crops. Despite the benefits, however, environmental and consumer concerns may have limited acceptance of GE crops, especially in Europe. This report focuses on GE crops and their adoption in the U.S. over the past 10 years. It finds that: (1) the pace of R&D activity by producers of GE seed has been rapid; (2) farmers have adopted some GE varieties widely and at a rapid rate and benefited from such adoption; and (3) the level of consumer concerns about foods that contain GE ingred. varies by country, with European consumers being most concerned. Illustrations.

The State of the World s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

The State of the World s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 577
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN 10: 9251312702
ISBN 13: 9789251312704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of the World s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture Book Review:

The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture presents the first global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture worldwide. Biodiversity for food and agriculture is the diversity of plants, animals and micro-organisms at genetic, species and ecosystem levels, present in and around crop, livestock, forest and aquatic production systems. It is essential to the structure, functions and processes of these systems, to livelihoods and food security, and to the supply of a wide range of ecosystem services. It has been managed or influenced by farmers, livestock keepers, forest dwellers, fish farmers and fisherfolk for hundreds of generations. Prepared through a participatory, country-driven process, the report draws on information from 91 country reports to provide a description of the roles and importance of biodiversity for food and agriculture, the drivers of change affecting it and its current status and trends. It describes the state of efforts to promote the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity for food and agriculture, including through the development of supporting policies, legal frameworks, institutions and capacities. It concludes with a discussion of needs and challenges in the future management of biodiversity for food and agriculture. The report complements other global assessments prepared under the auspices of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which have focused on the state of genetic resources within particular sectors of food and agriculture.

The GMO Deception

The GMO Deception
Author: Sheldon Krimsky,Jeremy Gruber
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 1629140201
ISBN 13: 9781629140209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The GMO Deception Book Review:

Seventy-five percent of processed foods on supermarket shelves—from soda to soup, crackers to condiments—contain genetically engineered ingredients. The long-term effects of these foods on human health and ecology are still unknown, and public concern has been steadily intensifying. This new book from the Council for Responsible Genetics gathers the best, most thought-provoking essays by the leading scientists, science writers, and public health advocates. Collectively, they address such questions as: Are GM foods safe and healthy for us? Will GM food really solve world hunger? Who really controls the power structure of food production? Are GM foods ecologically safe and sustainable? Why is it so difficult to get GM foods labeled in the US? What kinds of regulations and policies should be instituted? How is seed biodiversity, of lack thereof, affecting developing countries? Should animals be genetically modified for food? How are other countries handling GM crops? Ultimately, this definitive book encourages us to think about the social, environmental, and moral ramifications of where this particular branch of biotechnology is taking us, and what we should do about it.

Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology The United States and Canada

Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology  The United States and Canada
Author: Chris A. Wozniak,Alan McHughen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2012-08-29
ISBN 10: 9400721552
ISBN 13: 9789400721555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology The United States and Canada Book Review:

Written in a practical, didactic format designed to deliver point-of-care information to practitioners of cardiology as well as assist non-cardiologists with the efficient management of cardiac disease, this highly illustrated manual is an essential reference.

Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering

Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
Author: P. K. Gupta
Publsiher: Rastogi Publications
Total Pages: 613
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9788171337194
ISBN 13: 8171337198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering Book Review:

PART I Molecular Biology 1. Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering Definition, History and Scope 2. Chemistry of the Cell: 1. Micromolecules (Sugars, Fatty Acids, Amino Acids, Nucleotides and Lipids) Sugars (Carbohydrates) 3. Chemistry of the Cell . 2. Macromolecules (Nucleic Acids; Proteins and Polysaccharides) Covalent and Weak Non-covalent Bonds 4. Chemistry of the Gene: Synthesis, Modification and Repair of DNA DNA Replication: General Features 5. Organisation of Genetic Material 1. Packaging of DNA as Nucleosomes in Eukaryotes Techniques Leading to Nucleosome Discovery 6. Organization of Genetic Material 2. Repetitive and Unique DNA Sequences 7. Organization of Genetic Material: 3. Split Genes, Overlapping Genes, Pseudogenes and Cryptic Genes Split Genes or .Interrupted Genes 8. Multigene Families in Eukaryotes 9. Organization of Mitochondrial and Chloroplast Genomes 10. The Genetic Code 11. Protein Synthesis Apparatus Ribosome, Transfer RNA and Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases Ribosome 12. Expression of Gene . Protein Synthesis 1. Transcription in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes 13. Expression of Gene: Protein Synthesis: 2. RNA Processing (RNA Splicing, RNA Editing and Ribozymes) Polyadenylation of mRNA in Prokaryotes Addition of Cap (m7G) and Tail (Poly A) for mRNA in Eukaryotes 14. Expression of Gene: Protein Synthesis: 3. Synthesis and Transport of Proteins (Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes) Formation of Aminoacyl tRNA 15. Regulation of Gene Expression: 1. Operon Circuits in Bacteria and Other Prokaryotes 16. Regulation of Gene Expression . 2. Circuits for Lytic Cycle and Lysogeny in Bacteriophages 17. Regulation of Gene Expression 3. A Variety of Mechanisms in Eukaryotes (Including Cell Receptors and Cell Signalling) PART II Genetic Engineering 18. Recombinant DNA and Gene Cloning 1. Cloning and Expression Vectors 19. Recombinant DNA and Gene Cloning 2. Chimeric DNA, Molecular Probes and Gene Libraries 20. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Gene Amplification 21. Isolation, Sequencing and Synthesis of Genes 22. Proteins: Separation, Purification and Identification 23. Immunotechnology 1. B-Cells, Antibodies, Interferons and Vaccines 24. Immunotechnology 2. T-Cell Receptors and MHC Restriction 25. Immunotechnology 3. Hybridoma and Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs) Hybridoma Technology and the Production of Monoclonal Antibodies 26. Transfection Methods and Transgenic Animals 27. Animal and Human Genomics: Molecular Maps and Genome Sequences Molecular Markers 28. Biotechnology in Medicine: l.Vaccines, Diagnostics and Forensics Animal and Human Health Care 29. Biotechnology in Medicine 2. Gene Therapy Human Diseases Targeted for Gene Therapy Vectors and Other Delivery Systems for Gene Therapy 30. Biotechnology in Medicine: 3. Pharmacogenetics / Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine Phannacogenetics and Personalized 31. Plant Cell and Tissue Culture' Production and Uses of Haploids 32. Gene Transfer Methods in Plants 33. Transgenic Plants . Genetically Modified (GM) Crops and Floricultural Plants 34. Plant Genomics: 35. Genetically Engineered Microbes (GEMs) and Microbial Genomics References

Regulation of Genome Editing in Plant Biotechnology

Regulation of Genome Editing in Plant Biotechnology
Author: Hans-Georg Dederer,David Hamburger
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2019-08-16
ISBN 10: 3030171191
ISBN 13: 9783030171193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regulation of Genome Editing in Plant Biotechnology Book Review:

This book provides in-depth insights into the regulatory frameworks of five countries and the EU concerning the regulation of genome edited plants. The country reports form the basis for a comparative analysis of the various national regulations governing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in general and genome edited plants in particular, as well as the underlying regulatory approaches.The reports, which focus on the regulatory status quo of genome edited plants in Argentina, Australia, Canada, the EU, Japan and the USA, were written by distinguished experts following a uniform structure. On this basis, the legal frameworks are compared in order to foster a rational assessment of which approaches could be drawn upon to adjust, or to completely realign, the current EU regime for GMOs. In addition, a separate chapter identifies potential best practices for the regulation of plants derived from genome editing.

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

The Myth of the Ethical Consumer Hardback with DVD

The Myth of the Ethical Consumer Hardback with DVD
Author: Timothy M. Devinney,Pat Auger,Giana M. Eckhardt
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-07-29
ISBN 10: 052176694X
ISBN 13: 9780521766944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of the Ethical Consumer Hardback with DVD Book Review:

A no-holds-barred examination of 'ethical' consumerism.

Organic Agriculture and the Law

Organic Agriculture and the Law
Author: Elisa Morgera,Carmen Bullón Caro,Gracia Marín Durán,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food and Agriculture Organization
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9789251072202
ISBN 13: 9251072205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Agriculture and the Law Book Review:

Organic agriculture and the law is the title of the latest legislative study in print. The study identifies and explains the different legal issues related to organic production. A comparative analysis is presented and recommendations are made for consideration in the design of national organic agriculture legislation.

GMO Myths and Truths

GMO Myths and Truths
Author: Claire Robinson,Michael Antoniou,John Fagan
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN 10: 0993436714
ISBN 13: 9780993436710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GMO Myths and Truths Book Review:

It is often claimed that the case against genetically modified (GM) crops and foods is based on emotion, not science, and that to oppose GM crop and food technology is to be anti-science. It is also claimed that GM crops offer higher yields and better nutrition, that they are safe for health and the environment, that they reduce agrochemical use, and that they are needed to feed the world’s growing population. This book, co-authored by two genetic engineers and a writer/researcher, exposes these claims as false, using scientific and other documented evidence. GMO Myths and Truths summarizes the facts on the safety and efficacy of genetically modified (GM) crops and foods in terms that are accessible to the non-scientist but still relevant to scientists, policymakers and educators. The evidence presented points to many hazards, risks, and limitations of genetic engineering technology. These include harms found in animal feeding and ecological studies, which in turn indicate risks to health and the environment posed by GM crops and foods. The layout of the book enables those readers with limited time to read the chapter summaries, while providing more detail and full references for those who require them. At 164 pages of paperback size, this new condensed version is shorter and more accessible than the authors’ 330-page report by the same name, which has been downloaded over half a million times. The book shows that conventional breeding continues to outstrip GM in developing crops that deliver high yields, better nutrition, and tolerance to extreme weather conditions and poor soils. In agreement with over 400 international experts who co-authored a UN and World Bank-sponsored report on the future of farming, the authors conclude that modern agroecology, rather than GM, is the best path for feeding the world’s current and future populations in a safe and sustainable way.

Environmental and Social Standards Certification and Labelling for Cash Crops

Environmental and Social Standards  Certification and Labelling for Cash Crops
Author: Cora Dankers,Pascal Liu,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Raw Materials, Tropical and Horticultural Products Service
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9789251050682
ISBN 13: 9251050686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental and Social Standards Certification and Labelling for Cash Crops Book Review:

Workplace safety and environmental sustainability can be promoted by agreed standards, certification and labelling. This publication contains 22 case studies on the impact of standards and certification programmes for cash crops in developing countries, including organic agriculture, fair-trade labelling, "Social Accountability 8000", the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Programme, the Ethical Trading Initiative, ISO-14001 and EurepGap. It examines the origins, scope and certification systems of these initiatives, as well as stakeholder involvement, the standard-setting process, verification methods, the relationship with the World Trade Organization agreements and the potential role of governments.