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Cover for Ethical tensions in regulation of agricultural biotechnology and their impact on policy outcomes: evidence from the USA and India.

This chapter uses the USA and India as case examples to analyse how ethical tensions arise related to agricultural biotechnology policy and how institutional framework and domestic politics address these ethical tensions and contribute to divergence in regulatory policy outcomes. It is shown, for...

Author(s)
Kolady, D. E.; Srivastava, S. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Technological pragmatism: navigating the ethical tensions created by agricultural biotechnology.

This chapter provides a path through the thicket of ethical tensions created by innovations in agricultural biotechnology. It first explains the notion of a technological fix and technological fix criticisms, and then clarifies and evaluates two opposing philosophies of technology which can be...

Author(s)
Scott, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nature-identical outcomes, artificial processes: governance of CRISPR/cas genome editing as an ethical challenge.

This chapter provides a brief introduction to the CRISPR/Cas genome editing technology and introduces the critical concept of nature-identical genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It presents an outline of the current societal debate on regulating cisgenic plants created by means of CRISPR/Cas...

Author(s)
Pirscher, F.; Bartkowski, B.; Theesfeld, I.; Timaeus, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for New technology, ethical tensions and the mediating role of translational research.

This chapter presents two cases that relate to innovations in smallholder contexts, where food insecurity and a changing climate create a context of vulnerability framed by uncertainty and risks. The innovations (genetically modified cassava for smallholder farming in Kenya and remote-sensing...

Author(s)
Valdivia, C.; James, H. S., Jr.; Quiroz, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pesticides - the future.

This chaper deals with pesticide resistance management, novel biological control agents, spray drift and application techniques. The development of genetically modified crops and the application of genetically modified insects to suppress natural populations of pest insects are discussed. A short...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394873)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conclusions and recommendations for the future.

In this chapter the author presents his recommendations and conclusions on the nutrition and feeding strategies in the organic poultry industry with emphasis on guidelines that will aid poultry producers to improve their systems with regards to organic poultry farming and feeding.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Role of nanotechnology in insect pest management.

This chapter discusses the new and emerging field of nanopesticides. It also considers the possible use of nanotechnology in nanoparticle-mediated gene transfer for the development of insect-resistant plant varieties. It proposes the use of green and ecological substitutes for pest management that...

Author(s)
Deepika Chauhan; Singh, N. N.; Mishra, V. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics and breeding.

This chaptr focuses on the achievements of tomato breeding in the past century and the developments in fundamental and applied tomato research, breeding goals and the importance of biotechnology in the development of transgenic lines.

Author(s)
Heusden, S. van; Lindhout, P.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Domestication to dolly and beyond: a brief history of animal modification.

This chapter discusses the brief history of modification; varieties of modification; domestication; modification of behaviour and phenotypes; non-therapeutic modification; modification by technology; therapeutic modification; and cloning (nuclear transfer) and genetic modification of pets and...

Author(s)
Gardiner, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Good for whom? Differences between human and animal enhancement.

This chapter discusses the concept of animal enhancement with reference to bioethical debates over human enhancement. The human enhancement; animal enhancement dealing with conceptual issues and ethical challenges; and justice in human and animal enhancement are emphasized.

Author(s)
Chan, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
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