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Cover for The technology promise: how can we feed a world of more than 9 billion?

This chapter looks at the current state and future of global food security, focusing on the role of GM crops. The economic, environmental and human health benefits of GM crops are discussed, as well as the opposition to bioscience strategies for global food security.

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 Introduction and background - challenges and limitations of GM plants for animal nutrition.

This chapter presents an overview of the increasing demand and environmental impact of animal and crop production, the role and factors of genetically modified crops as feed for livestock and their effects on the environment and food security.

Author(s)
Flachowsky, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641768)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Paratransgenic control of Chagas disease.

This chapter reviews the epidemiology and global distribution, modes of transmission, and control of Chagas' disease (caused by Trypanosoma cruzi). Novel approaches for the control of Chagas' disease are described, including paratransgenic control (in this approach, a symbiotic bacterium within a...

Author(s)
Hurwitz, I.; Klein, N.; Forshaw, A. P.; Durvasula, R. V.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Future challenges for plant biotechnology.

This chapter looks at how plant biotechnology can help address some of the most important challenges now confronting humanity. These include food production, resource depletion, environmental degradation and climate change. It surveys some of the major traits involved in yield, quality and...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939137)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Aquaculture and fisheries biotechnology: genetic approaches.

This book covers topics essential to the study of fish genetics, including qualitative and quantitative traits, crossbreeding, inbreeding, genetic drift, hybridization, selection programs, polyploidy, genomics and cloning. This fully updated second edition also addresses environmental risk, food...

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936518)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Intellectual property aspects of genetically modified organisms and food security.

This chapter examines the intellectual property implications of the use of genetically modified (GM) crops as a technological solution to food insecurity. On 3 March 1998, the USDA and the Delta & Pine Land Company were registered as assignees of a US patent 'to control plant gene expression'....

Author(s)
Blakeney, M.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935603)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Environmental impact of genetically modified crops.

This book, containing 20 chapters, addresses the major concerns of scientists, policy makers, environmental lobby groups and the general public regarding the controversial issue on environmental impact (e.g. on soil and water ecology and nontarget organisms) of transgenic crops, from an editorially ...

Author(s)
Ferry, N.; Gatehouse, A. M. R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Environmental benefits of genetically modified crops.

Modern agriculture is challenged with an extremely difficult task where it must produce more food to support the expansion of the global population, with less synthetic inputs and without increasing its global footprint. A crucial factor in the expansion of the global population to its current...

Author(s)
Edwards, M. G.; Poppy, G. M.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutritional challenges of alternative production systems.

Many of the nutritional challenges posed by alternative systems can be addressed by application of existing scientific knowledge. However, regulations applied to alternative systems may limit the nutritionist's freedom of action, particularly with regard to the ingredients which can be used to...

Author(s)
MacLeod, M. G.; Bentley, J. S.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938246)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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