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Cover for Case study 3: The search for a plant-made vaccine for pandemic influenza virus.

This chapter highlights some of the progress made with respect to the development of a plant-made vaccine to combat pandemic influenza virus. A discussion of some of the events necessary and obstacles to be considered to ensure that plant-derived vaccines and other pharmaceuticals make a difference ...

Author(s)
Hefferon, K. L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643434)
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
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Cover for Intellectual property rights and food security.

This book examines the contribution which intellectual property rights can make in the struggle for food security in developing countries. The book consists of 11 chapters. Chapter 1 locates intellectual property rights within the armoury of food security policies. Chapter 2 deals with definitional ...

Author(s)
Blakeney, M.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935603)
Type
Book
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Cover for Trade in genetically modified food: promises and pitfalls for the poor.

This chapter seeks to shed light on the complexities surrounding the international debate on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and how they affect developing countries. First, it provides a brief overview of the current status of GM crops in agriculture and explores the potential for growing GM ...

Author(s)
Nielsen, C. P.; Thierfelder, K. E.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930509)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotechnology and developing countries: the struggle over intellectual property rights and implications for biodiversity conservation.

This chapter will briefly summarize the close links between biotechnology and biodiversity conservation, especially as they apply to developing countries, before exploring in greater detail the implications that different property right regimes have for biodiversity conservation and the future...

Author(s)
Janni, O.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Can biotechnology reach the poor? The adequacy of information and seed delivery.

This chapter examines the expectation that biotechnology can provide significant benefits for smallholder farmers. It uses evidence from current seed systems and variety use in developing countries. In particular, it examines the adequacy of information flow and the performance of seed markets....

Author(s)
Tripp, R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Market development for genetically modified foods.

This book is based on papers presented at the 4th meeting of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research on the 'Economics of Agricultural Biotechnology'. A subset of those papers is included in this volume, which addresses market development issues in developed countries,...

Author(s)
Santaniello, V.; Evenson, R. E.; Zilberman, D.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Value of engineered virus resistance in crop plants and technology cooperation with developing countries.

Modern biotechnology has significant potential to increase agricultural productivity to meet the demand for food from an increasing world population. Transformation of plants with viral genes has been proven in many cases to produce resistance to the virus from which the genes were derived. The...

Author(s)
Flasinski, S.; Aquino, V. M.; Hautea, R. A.; Kaniewski, W. K.; Lam, N. D.; Ong, C. A.; Pillai, V.; Romyanon, K.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter

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