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Cover for Economic and social issues in agricultural biotechnology.

This book presents 21 selected revised and edited papers from the 4th and 5th meetings of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research, held in Italy in 2000 and 2001. Topics covered include: intellectual property rights and technological exchange; public-private issues;...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Santaniello, V.; Zilberman, D.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From the Green Revolution to the Gene Revolution.

Part I of this paper reviews and assesses a study of the Green Revolution, which has been conducted by the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment - Technical Advisory Committee of CGIAR. In part II, the Gene Revolution (for plants) as it has unfolded to date, is reviewed. Part III utilizes data from...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The impact of regulation on the development of new products in the food industry.

This chapter addresses the impact of regulation on innovation as measured by the development of new products in the food industry. The EU and US regulatory environments are compared with respect to three innovative fields in the food industry: the use of genetic engineering for food production and...

Author(s)
Menrad, K.; Blind, K.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Are GURTs needed to remedy intellectual property failures and environmental problems with GM crops?

This chapter addresses the use of two types of genetic use restriction technologies (GURTs) in agriculture: variety-level GURTs (V-GURTs) and trait-specific GURTs (T-GURTs). It examines weaknesses in plant breeders' rights and patent and contract laws, but questions whether breeders really need the ...

Author(s)
Budd, G.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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
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Cover for Genetically engineered food labelling: global policy polarization.

This chapter explores the international differences in policies, regulation and labelling of genetically engineered food. Economic, social and political forces motivating these differences are examined. An argument for consistent international standards to facilitate trade is discussed.

Author(s)
Zepeda, L.
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

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