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Cover for Industrial agriculture: who is the real winner?

This chapter attempts to figure out who wins and who loses in GM agriculture. The structure of the biotechnology industry is considered, before discussing the impacts of GM crops.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ancient, classical and modern biotechnology.

This chapter presents a description of the historical evolution of biotechnology and how biotechnology reflects human history. Definitions of biotechnology, genetic engineering, genetically modified (GM) organisms and GM food are given.

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Does transgenic food production affect world food prices?

This chapter considers in detail the question of whether transgenic food production affects world food prices. Sections examine: the long-term trends in international prices; the effects of increased Asian demand on food prices; the relationship between US ethanol production and maize prices; the...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food security and GMOs.

This chapter examines food security at the global and regional levels and assesses the effects of the cultivation of GMOs (transgenic crops) on world hunger. It is revealed that the gap in agricultural productivity between the rich and the poor has deepened in the last 20 years. Without reducing...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Is GMO farming an eco-friendly choice?

This chapter discusses whether transgenic technology is an environmentally friendly technology. It analyses pesticide and fertilizer usage and efficiency over a period spanning 5 decades, with a clear distinction between before and after the adoption of transgenic technology. In addition, a...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for GMOs: what are we eating?

This chapter demonstrates all the possible ways for transgenic ingredients to get into the food chain, and draws up a list of finished products that potentially contain transgenic ingredients. The genetically modified crops approved for use in food, and the contamination of foods by unapproved...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Annona</i> spp. atemoya, cherimoya, soursop and sugar apple.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological, physiological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of various Annona species, such as atemoya (A. cherimola × A. squamosa),...

Author(s)
Ignacio Hormaza, J.; Carmona, E.; González-Padilla, I. M.; Larrañaga, N.; Lora, J.; Talavera, A.; López Encina, C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Carica papaya</i> papaya.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological, physiological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of pawpaws (Carica papaya). The importance of developing various genetic...

Author(s)
Fitch, M. M. M.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aroids: breeding and genetics.

Modern aroid (Alocasia, Amorphophallus, Colocasia, Cyrtosperma and Xanthosoma) production is becoming intensive and oriented to the market, which requires cheap, healthy and high-quality products. The aim of taro breeding is to create genotypes that are high yielding, with corms of good eating...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ethical tensions from new technology: the case of agricultural biotechnology.

This book is an exploration into ethical tensions that new technology creates, with a particular focus on agricultural biotechnology and genetically modified (GM) food. There are four main arenas where new technologies generally, and agricultural biotechnology in particular, create ethical...

Author(s)
James, H. S., Jr.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book

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