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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Info
Cover for GM food systems and their economic impact.

This book includes 6 chapters examining the relevance of transgenic crops in food production, prices and the environment. It initially describes the historical evolution of biotechnology and defines key terms, before moving on to explore transgenic technology and food regime concepts. It analyses...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetically modified foods in the light of food regimes.

This chapter describes how transgenic technology issues can be understood in the light of food regime concepts and lead to different experience with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in different countries. It discusses GMO neoregulation in the USA, the European Union (with particular reference ...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter

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