GMOs and Political Stance Book

GMOs and Political Stance

  • Author : Muhammad Amjad Nawaz
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-06-15
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 0128239034

GMOs and Political Stance Excerpt :

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 Book

Genetically Engineered Crops

  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 606
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309437387

Genetically Engineered Crops Excerpt :

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.

Economics of Food Labeling   Scholar s Choice Edition Book

Economics of Food Labeling Scholar s Choice Edition

  • Author : Elise Golan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-02-16
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN 10 : 1298044189

Economics of Food Labeling Scholar s Choice Edition Excerpt :

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.

Genetically Modified Foods Book

Genetically Modified Foods

  • Author : Salah E. O. Mahgoub
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 411
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482242829

Genetically Modified Foods Excerpt :

An increasingly hot-button issue, genetically modified (GM) food is considered by some as the best way to feed the world's growing population, and by others as an experiment gone wrong on the unsuspecting public. Genetically Modified Foods: Basics, Applications, and Controversy details the basics of biotechnology and its applications in the laborat

International Trade in GMOs and GM Products Book

International Trade in GMOs and GM Products

  • Author : Simonetta Zarrilli
  • Publisher : United Nations Publications
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 55
  • ISBN 10 : UCBK:C080720979

International Trade in GMOs and GM Products Excerpt :

This publication, one of a series of UNCTAD studies which discuss key international trade and development policy issues, focuses on the trade implications of the application of biotechnology techniques in agriculture and the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and products derived from them. Topics considered include: domestic legislation on agro-biotechnology in selected developed and developing countries; the multilateral legal framework, including the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety; actual and potential GM-related trade disputes.

The Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology Book
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The Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology

  • Author : Robert E. Evenson
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2004-03-29
  • Genre: Agricultural biotechnology
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0851999700

The Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology Excerpt :

The regulatory systems in place prior to the development and expansion of agricultural biotechnology are still responding to this new form of technology. Such systems include trade law, intellectual property law, contract law, environmental regulations and biosafety regulations.This book reviews these regulatory changes and consists of 24 chapters developed from papers presented at a conference of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research, held in Italy in July 2002. It primarily considers the relationship between these changes and innovation, market development and international trade.

Testing and Analysis of GMO containing Foods and Feed Book

Testing and Analysis of GMO containing Foods and Feed

  • Author : Salah E. O. Mahgoub
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-15
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429685323

Testing and Analysis of GMO containing Foods and Feed Excerpt :

An increasing number of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) continues to be produced every day. In response to the concerns raised by the development of GMOs and their incorporation in foods and feed, guidelines and regulations to govern and control the use of GMOs and their products have been enacted. These regulations necessitated the design of methods to detect and analyse the presence of GMOs or their products in agriculture produce, food and feed production chains. Design of techniques and instruments that would detect, identify, and quantify GM ingredients in food and feed will help inspection authorities to relay reliable information to consumers who might be concerned about the presence of GM ingredients. Information generated by detection of GMOs in food and feed would be helpful for setting regulations that govern the use of GM components as well as for labeling purposes. Qualitative detection methods of GM-DNA sequences in foods and feeds have evolved fast during the past few years. There is continuous need for the development of more advanced multi-detection systems and for periodic updates of the databases related to these systems. Testing and Analysis of GMO-containing Foods and Feed presents updates and comprehensive views on the various methods and techniques in use today for the detection, identification and quantification of GMOs in foods and feed. The eleven book chapters cover recent developments on sample preparation techniques, immunoassays methods and the PCR technique used in GMO analysis, the use of biosensors in relation to GMO analysis, the application of nucleic acid microarrays for the detection of GMOs, validation and standardization methods for GMO testing, in addition to the type of reference material and reference methods used in GMO testing and analysis. Some of the ISO standards designed for identifying and detecting the presence of GM material in foods are also presented in the book.

Plant Biotechnology  Volume 2 Book

Plant Biotechnology Volume 2

  • Author : Sangita Sahni
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 586
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351819473

Plant Biotechnology Volume 2 Excerpt :

This volume is the second of the new two-volume Plant Biotechnology set. This volume covers many recent advances in the development of transgenic plants that have revolutionized our concepts of sustainable food production, cost-effective alternative energy strategies, microbial biofertilizers and biopesticides, and disease diagnostics through plant biotechnology. With the advancements in plant biotechnology, many of the customary approaches are out of date, and an understanding of new updated approaches is needed. This volume presents information related to recent methods of genetic transformation, gene silencing, development of transgenic crops, biosafety issues, microbial biotechnology, oxidative stress, and plant disease diagnostics and management. Key features: Provides an in-depth knowledge of various techniques of genetic transformation of plants, chloroplast, and fungus Describes advances in gene silencing in plants Discusses transgenic plants for various traits and their application in crop improvement Looks at genetically modified foods and biodiesel production Describes biotechnological approaches in horticultural and ornamental plants Explores the biosafety aspect associated with transgenic crops Considers the role of microbes in sustainable agriculture



  • Author : Kung-Chung Liu
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01
  • Genre: Development economics
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811381027


This open access book analyses intellectual property and innovation governance in the development of six key industries in India and China. These industries are reflective of the innovation and economic development of the two economies, or of vital importance to them: the IT Industry, the film industry, the pharmaceutical industry, plant varieties and food security, the automobile industry, and the sharing economy. The analysis extends beyond the domain of IP law, and includes economics and policy analysis. The overarching concerns of the book are how the examined industries have developed in the two countries, what role state innovation policy and/or IP policy has played in such development, what the nature of the state innovation policy/IP policy is, whether such policy has been causal, facilitating, crippling, co-relational, or simply irrelevant, and whether there is a possibility of synergy between the two economies. The book also inquires as to why and how one specific industry has developed in one country and not in the other, and what India and China can learn from each other. The book provides a real-life understanding of how IP laws interact with innovation and economic development in the six selected economic sectors in China and India. The reader can also draw lessons from the success or failure of these sectors. --

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

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

  • Author : Kelly A. Clancy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319339849

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

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.

Thwarting Consumer Choice Book

Thwarting Consumer Choice

  • Author : Gary E. Marchant
  • Publisher : Government Institutes
  • Release Date : 2010-05-16
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780844743431

Thwarting Consumer Choice Excerpt :

In Thwarting Consumer Choice, Gary E. Marchant, Guy A. Cardineau, and Thomas P. Redick contend that mandatory GM labeling laws actually harm consumers by pushing genetically modified foods off the market.

Local Food Systems  Concepts  Impacts  and Issues Book

Local Food Systems Concepts Impacts and Issues

  • Author : Steve Martinez
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-11
  • Genre: Community-supported agriculture
  • Pages : 87
  • ISBN 10 : 9781437933628

Local Food Systems Concepts Impacts and Issues Excerpt :

This comprehensive overview of local food systems explores alternative definitions of local food, estimates market size and reach, describes the characteristics of local consumers and producers, and examines early indications of the economic and health impacts of local food systems. Defining ¿local¿ based on marketing arrangements, such as farmers selling directly to consumers at regional farmers¿ markets or to schools, is well recognized. Statistics suggest that local food markets account for a small, but growing, share of U.S. agricultural production. For smaller farms, direct marketing to consumers accounts for a higher percentage of their sales than for larger farms. Charts and tables.

Genetically Modified and non Genetically Modified Food Supply Chains Book

Genetically Modified and non Genetically Modified Food Supply Chains

  • Author : Yves Bertheau
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-09-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 708
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118373804

Genetically Modified and non Genetically Modified Food Supply Chains Excerpt :

In the European Union nations, and other countries including Japan, Australia and Malaysia, it is a legal requirement that food products containing genetically modified organism (GMO) materials are labelled as such in order that customers may make informed purchasing decisions. For manufacturers and consumers to be confident about these assertions, systems must be in place along the entire food chain which support the co-existence of GM and non GM materials whilst maintaining a strict segregation between the two. This book is an output of a European Union-funded project entitled "Co-Extra: GM and non-GM food and feed supply chains: their Co-Existence and Traceability". The objective of this four year project is to provide practical tools and methods for implementing co-existence that will: enable the co-existence of genetically modified (GM) and non-GM crops enable the segregation and tracing of genetically modified organism (GMO) materials and derived products along the food and feed chains anticipate the future expansion of the use of GMOs The project is designed to foster a robustly science-based debate amongst all of the stakeholders involved in the food and feed chains, and the tools will be assessed not only from a technical point of view but with regard to the economic and legal aspects. It also surveys the GMO-related legal regimes and practices that exist in and beyond the EU. This book examines the practical tools and methods available to implement the co-existence and traceability of GM and non-GM food materials along the entire food and feed chains, as demanded by consumers and by legislation in force in the EU and elsewhere. GM and Non-GM Supply Foods is a source of valuable information for food manufacturers, food research institutions and regulatory bodies internationally.

Genetically Modified Organisms and Biosafety Book

Genetically Modified Organisms and Biosafety

  • Author : Tomme R. Young
  • Publisher : IUCN
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 9782831707983

Genetically Modified Organisms and Biosafety Excerpt :

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".