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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Resistance of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Busseola fusca</i> to Cry1Ab Bt maize plants in South Africa and challenges to insect resistance management in Africa.

The evolution of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) maize by the African stem borer, Busseola fusca, in South Africa highlighted the importance of the development of appropriate integrated resistance management (IRM) strategies for stem borers in Africa. Landscape heterogeneity is...

Author(s)
Berg, J. van den; Campagne, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Insect resistance to genetically modified crops.

Crops genetically modified to produce crystal (Cry) toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) for insect control can reduce reliance on conventional insecticides. Evolution of resistance to Bt toxins by insect populations is the primary threat to the continued success of this approach. Resistance of...

Author(s)
Tabashnik, B. E.; Carrière, Y.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Current status of crop biotechnology in Africa.

The continent of Africa as a whole is faced with a number of critical challenges as Africa's level of crop production has not kept pace with population growth. Hunger and malnutrition are prevalent. Good agricultural land is declining as a result of poor farming practices, and pests and diseases...

Author(s)
George, D.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Challenges and opportunities with GM crops in Vietnam: the case of Bt cotton.

This chapter provides an overview of biosafety regulations for agricultural biotechnology in Vietnam, status of genetically modified (GM) plants and products in Vietnam, cotton production in Vietnam, cultivation of GM cotton worldwide (USA, Australia, China, Argentina, Brazil and South Africa), and ...

Author(s)
Nguyen Van Tuat; Andow, D. A.; Fitt, G. P.; Sujii, E. R.; Fontes, E.; Just, D. R.; Le Quang Quyen
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933906)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Efficiency effects of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bt</i> cotton adoption by smallholders in Makhathini Flats, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The results of a survey of 100 smallholders in the Makhathini Flats region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa give cause for cautious optimism regarding the impact of Bt cotton. The farmers who adopted the Bt cotton variety in the 1998 and 1999 seasons benefited from the new technology, according to...

Author(s)
Ismaël, Y.; Beyers, L.; Thirtle, C.; Piesse, J.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter

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