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Cover for GM agriculture and food security: fears and facts.

This book explores the myths and the reality about GM agriculture and its role in improving food security. The goal of the authors is to use this book to reconfigure the underlying architecture of public consideration of science, technology and commerce in the global food system. An array of...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The politicization of risk: is it safe?

This chapter briefly describes various food production options with focus on genetically modified (GM) crops. The regulation of GM crops is discussed. Food safety facts and fictions are reviewed. The future of farming and food safety is discussed.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Industrial agriculture: who is the real winner?

This chapter attempts to figure out who wins and who loses in GM agriculture. The structure of the biotechnology industry is considered, before discussing the impacts of GM crops.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An introduction to the history of canola and the scientific basis for innovation.

This chapter summarizes the history of rapeseed cultivation and evolution of scientific knowledge leading to innovations in rape. It draws on a number of sources, including the Canadian Food Inspection Agency regulatory directives on the biology of Brassica napus and Brassica rapa [Brassica...

Author(s)
Khachatourians, G. G.; Sumner, A. K.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995137)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Lessons for the future.

This chapter discusses the following: (1) the economic impacts and trends (of global introduction and use of biotechnology in the agrifood industry) which together, would influence the volume, pace and location of research-based agriculture (particularly rape); (2) the political responses to the...

Author(s)
Phillips, P. W. B.; Khachatourians, G. G.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995137)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Opposition to genetically modified wheat and global food security.

This chapter evaluates the impact of consumer opposition (particularly European opposition) to the adoption of GM food (GM wheat) and to the realization of its benefits in terms of global food security. The chapter (i) develops a conceptual model of consumer acceptance of GM crops; (ii) quantifies...

Author(s)
Haggui, F.; Phillips, P. W. B.; Gray, R. S.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Identity preservation, segregation and traceability: marketplace features and uses.

This chapter examines presents concepts on identity preservation, segregation and traceability of genetically modified (GM) food products (particularly from transgenic plants). The topics discussed include: definitions of product differentiation; identity preserved production and marketing;...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Science and regulation: assessing the impacts of incomplete institutions and information in the global agricultural biotechnology industry.

This chapter outlines some of the economic, regulatory and social costs of incomplete information in the agricultural biotechnology sector. It first looks at the consumer attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) products. It then presents 2 incomplete and contentious scientific experiments (Dr....

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter