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Cover for Ethical tensions from a 'science alone' approach in communicating genetic engineering science to consumers.

This chapter identifies and examines the ethical tension between the need to communicate the risks and benefits of science and technology to the public and the science and ethics of such communication. It begins with a historical background of the commercialization of genetically engineered (GE)...

Author(s)
Kolodinsky, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Potential risks of algae bioenergy feedstocks.

Algal biofuels are an attractive alternative to fossil fuels due to their high productivity and the possible integration of their production systems with wastewater treatment and bioremediation of CO2. However, there has been increasing concern over the risks associated with the use of algae for...

Author(s)
Phang SiewMoi; Chu WanLoy
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643304)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transgenic insects: techniques and applications.

This book, which is divided into four parts, describes the advances in insect transgenesis. Part 1 deals with germline transformation technology while part 2 focuses on the application of transgenic insects, including plant insect pests and insect vectors (such as mosquitoes). Part 3 shows...

Author(s)
Benedict, M. Q.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book
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Cover for Assessing risk of transgenic insects.

This chapter focuses on the development of transgenic insects for facilitating laboratory research in gene regulation, control or mitigation of injurious species of insects, including agricultural pests and vectors of animal and human diseases. The assessment of the risks posed by transgenic...

Author(s)
Quinlan, M. M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Risk analysis and the regulation of transgenic insects.

This chapter focuses on the evaluation of the potential benefits and harms that transgenic insects could bring to human health and the environment. The environmental risks associated with the introduction of large numbers of mass-reared insects and specific risks that may be associated with the...

Author(s)
Beech, C.; Miller, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The Cartagena protocol on the transboundary movement of living modified organisms: the regulation of trade in transgenic organisms under international and European environmental law.

This chapter assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the present international legal framework involving the transboundary movement of genetically modified organisms. It also draws some insights into the extent to which international law framework for the transboundary movement of living modified...

Author(s)
Pereira, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal nutrition with transgenic plants.

This book contains 15 chapters that discuss the use of transgenic plants as animal feeds. Topics include the limitations of transgenic plants for animal nutrition; fundamentals of plant biotechnology; nutritional, safety and compositional assessment of feeds from transgenic plants; feeding studies...

Author(s)
Flachowsky, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641768)
Type
Book
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Cover for Plant pest risk analysis: concepts and application.

This book has 20 chapters divided into 5 sections providing information on the background and history of pest risk analysis and key components of pest risk analysis and their applications in regulatory plant protection. The use of qualitative and quantitative methods, economic analysis and...

Author(s)
Devorshak, C.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640365)
Type
Book
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Cover for Speciation.

This chapter discusses speciation and the factors distinguishing its major modes in sexual plants: allopatric (geographical and peripatric), parapatric and sympatric. The genetic differentiation during speciation and the risk of transgene escape into the environment are described. The role of...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938017)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for GMOs and food.

This chapter reviews currently used production systems for genetically modified (GM) foods, discusses protocols to ensure GM food safety, and explores relevant environmental risks and benefits of GM foods.

Author(s)
Skaanild, M. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936761)
Type
Book chapter

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