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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 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 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 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
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Cover for Virus-resistant transgenic papaya: commercial development and regulatory and environmental issues.

In Hawaii, transgenic papaya resistant to Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) was developed starting in the 1980s and released commercially in 1998 to combat the widespread destruction of Hawaii's papaya industry. This review describes the proactive development of the transgenic papaya and its impact on...

Author(s)
Suzuki, J. Y.; Tripathi, S.; Gonsalves, D.
ISBN
2007 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845932886)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental and human-health standards influencing competitiveness.

This chapter is a synthesis of the principal environmental and human health related standards applying to agriculture in the EU, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It provides a comparison of the main environmental and health issues causing concern in the 5 countries, the policy measures and...

Author(s)
Brouwer, F.; Ervin, D. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995861)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural biotechnology and transatlantic trade: regulatory barriers to GM crops.

This book examines why genetically modified (GM) agricultural crops that are approved as safe in North America (Canada and the USA) are facing significant regulatory hurdles in gaining access to the European Union. It illustrates the challenge of regulatory regionalism created by social regulatory...

Author(s)
Isaac, G. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995809)
Type
Book
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Cover for North American regulatory approach.

This chapter characterizes the North American regulatory approach to agricultural biotechnology products by examining its development in the USA and in Canada. This includes identifying the public initiatives to promote biotechnology, as well as the efforts to regulate agricultural biotechnology....

Author(s)
Isaac, G. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995809)
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 Environmental and agronomic consequences of herbicide-resistant (HR) canola in Canada.

Herbicide-resistant (HR) canola (oilseed rape, Brassica napus) was first introduced in Canada in 1995. By 2001, HR cultivars accounted for 80% of the 4.0 Mha of B. napus grown in Canada: 47% glyphosate resistant, 13% glufosinate resistant, 20% imidazolinone resistant (non-transgenic) and less than...

Author(s)
Warwick, S. I.; Beckie, H. J.; Simard, M. J.; Légère, A.; Nair, H.; Séguin-Swartz, G.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998169)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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