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Cover for International trade and policies for genetically modified products.

This book addresses international trade and policy issues concerning agricultural biotechnology. The 16 chapters in this volume are edited and revised versions of papers presented at the 8th International Conference of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research, held in...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Santaniello, V.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biotechnology and the emergence of club behaviour in agricultural trade.

This chapter emphasizes direct trade in GM crops. It notes that two distinct groupings of countries are emerging in formulations of regulatory regimes for GM foods. One group is the EU 'club' where a combination of bans and restrictions on trade are being implemented. The second group is the North...

Author(s)
Tothova, M.; Oehmke, J. F.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Commercialized products of biotechnology and trade pattern effects.

This chapter compares trade patterns for Canada and the USA in oilseed rape, maize, and soyabeans by specifically examining the value of exports in these products. Data have been gathered from the 1990-96 period, prior to the commercialization of GM crops. This is compared with the...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Davey, K. A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Trade in genetically modified food: promises and pitfalls for the poor.

This chapter seeks to shed light on the complexities surrounding the international debate on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and how they affect developing countries. First, it provides a brief overview of the current status of GM crops in agriculture and explores the potential for growing GM ...

Author(s)
Nielsen, C. P.; Thierfelder, K. E.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930509)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Intellectual property rights and food security.

This book examines the contribution which intellectual property rights can make in the struggle for food security in developing countries. The book consists of 11 chapters. Chapter 1 locates intellectual property rights within the armoury of food security policies. Chapter 2 deals with definitional ...

Author(s)
Blakeney, M.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935603)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The evolving GMO food trade policy debate: towards a global regulatory regime?

This chapter first examines the current US and European regulatory regimes for genetically modified organisms (GMO), and then examines how international agreement might best be achieved. The GMO food debate is discussed in a multilateral context.

Author(s)
Katz, P.; Macdonald, P.; Mackenzie, G.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conflict and consensus-building: international commercial policy and agricultural biotechnology.

This chapter outlines the major international commercial policy issues pertaining to biotechnology, including genetically modified foods. It explains the sometimes complementary and sometimes conflicting roles of the World Trade Organization and other international institutions in dealing with...

Author(s)
Hobbs, J. E.; Kerr, W. A.; Gaisford, J. D.; Isaac, G.; Klein, K. K.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The rationale behind WTO agreements and agricultural GMO controversy.

This chapter deals with the trade implications of the different policy and regulatory options currently adopted for managing the main issues raised by the recent large diffusion of genetically modified (GM) crops. It focuses on the World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations and the conflicts that...

Author(s)
Esposti, R.; Sorrentino, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Trade restrictions on genetically engineered foods: the application of the TBT agreement.

This chapter analyses the role of the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement within the World Trade Organization system with respect to trade restrictions on genetically engineered foods, particularly those related to labelling. The TBT Agreement does not cover import bans, which are...

Author(s)
Heumueller, D.; Josling, T.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Regulating GM products in the EU: risk, precaution and international trade.

The first part of this chapter explores how EU regulation of genetically modified (GM) products addresses the question of risk. It becomes clear that the EU is in the process of tightening risk regulation in relation to GM produce. Not only has the range of potential risks assessed within risk...

Author(s)
Hilson, C.; French, D.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996639)
Type
Book chapter

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