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Cover for Three models of public opinion and public interest for agricultural biotechnology: precautionary, conventional and accommodative.

The normative research question addressed in this chapter is whether the public interest means agricultural biotechnology should lead (and thus reshape) public opinion or wait for public opinion to become sufficiently supportive. The chapter considers three models of how public opinion is linked to ...

Author(s)
Windsor, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Seeds of change: genetically modified crops, Canada's Agricultural Growth Act and the erosion of Farmers' Privilege.

This chapter focuses on Canada's novel approach to GM regulations. It discusses the recently adopted Agricultural Growth Act (AGA) which amends several key aspects of the Seeds Act and the Plant Breeders' Rights Act. The implications of AGA for intellectual property rights (IPRs), seed ownership...

Author(s)
Abergel, E.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646534)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Public perceptions of agricultural biotechnology in the UK: the case of genetically modified food.

This chapter provides an understanding of the nature of public attitudes towards agricultural biotechnology in the UK. This includes a history of the biotechnology controversies in Britain in the late 1990s. Results of a 2003 British survey on the perceptions of genetically modified (GM) food and...

Author(s)
Poortinga, W.; Pidgeon, N.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932046)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Approval process and adoption of Bollgard cotton in India: a private company perspective.

This chapter provides an industry perspective on the commercialization of the first GM crop (Bollgard cotton) in India. It describes how the path for regulatory approval of the transgenic crop was followed. This includes a focus on biosafety aspects, technical aspects, intellectual property issues, ...

Author(s)
Barwale, R. B.; Char, M.; Deshpande, S.; Sharma, M. K.; Zehr, U. B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932046)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Government regulation of transgenic fish and biotechnology products.

This chapter covers the government regulation of transgenic fish and biotechnology products in different countries (USA, Canada and UK). Focus is given on regulations regarding the research and marketing of transgenic food organisms, culture of transgenic fish, introduction and release into the...

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936518)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Governing innovative science: challenges facing the commercialization of plant-made pharmaceuticals.

This chapter raises issues associated with gene flow in the case of plant-made pharmaceuticals (PMPs). Following an overview of the importance of PMPs, recent developments in this field and the possible environmental concerns are discussed. Recent developments include: plants with engineered...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Khachatourians, G. G.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Tree biotechnology: regulation and international trade.

This paper discusses the issues, such as forest certification, related to international trade of transgenic wood and transgenic tree germplasm.

Author(s)
Sedjo, R. A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter

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