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Cover for Food and health: the role of plant breeding.

This chapter suggests that there is a contradiction between the need for diet diversity and crop uniformity, which is the main feature of industrial agriculture, and that there is also a contradiction between crop uniformity and the need to adapt crops to both short- and long-term climate change...

Author(s)
Ceccarelli, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Optimizing legume cropping: the policy questions.

The cultivation of legumes is low in Europe. Public policy incentives and/or regulations have a role to play in changing this. This chapter examines six such policies. The CAPRI (Common Agricultural Policy Regional Impact) model, a partial equilibrium model for the agricultural sector, is used to...

Author(s)
Kuhlman, T.; Helming, J.; Linderhof, V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for GM food systems and their economic impact.

This book includes 6 chapters examining the relevance of transgenic crops in food production, prices and the environment. It initially describes the historical evolution of biotechnology and defines key terms, before moving on to explore transgenic technology and food regime concepts. It analyses...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book
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Cover for Genetically modified foods in the light of food regimes.

This chapter describes how transgenic technology issues can be understood in the light of food regime concepts and lead to different experience with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in different countries. It discusses GMO neoregulation in the USA, the European Union (with particular reference ...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Patent eligibility issues in life science innovations: contentious court cases.

This chapter deals with some of the contentious court cases involving patent eligibility issues in life science areas in several countries, including the European Union (EU), USA, UK and India. Court cases on patent eligibility of thiopurine drugs to treat autoimmune diseases, diagnostic method for ...

Author(s)
Chakrabarty, A. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646534)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Guidance documents for nutritional and safety assessment of feeds from GM plants.

This chapter discusses the safety and nutritional assessment of transgenic plants and their derived products in the European Union. The nutritional and safety assessment of transgenic plants in other parts of the world is also summarized briefly.

Author(s)
Liu Yi; Christodoulidou, A.; Dumont, A. F.; Germini, A.; Paoletti, C.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641768)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Feed additives produced by GM microorganisms (GMMs).

The potential and actual applications of genetically modified microorganisms (GMMs) in animal probiotics, digestibility enhancers, silage additives, preservatives and amino acids for technological and nutritional purposes and biomasses obtained as side streams (coproduct of feed additives) of...

Author(s)
Wright, A. von
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641768)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Social context of plant biotechnologies.

This chapter examines the wider social and economic context of plant biotechnologies. Practical applications of science in agriculture often have social and economic implications that lead to controversy. Indeed, new technologies in general are often controversial. To understand such controversies, ...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939137)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aims and principles of organic cattle production.

This chapter outlines the international standards relating to organic production of milk and beef as well as the roles of international organic agencies. Legislation regarding organic farming in Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Australasia is discussed. Moreover, the impacts of...

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2011 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845937584)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The political economy of intellectual property: re-examining European policy on plant biotechnology.

This chapter develops a political-economic framework of science and technology policies and presents evidence to advance the argument that, for the majority of European chemical and agricultural interests, active attempts to promote science and technology policies for agricultural biotechnology...

Author(s)
Graff, G. D.; Zilberman, D.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932015)
Type
Book chapter

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