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Cover for The biotechnology revolution in global agriculture: innovation, invention and investment in the canola industry.

This book reviews the global canola sector in order to identify fundamental trends resulting from the adoption of biotechnology. It examines the sector over an extended period, looking at its local origins, regional growth and international expansion; analyses public policy affecting...

Author(s)
Phillips, P. W. B.; Khachatourians, G. G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995137)
Type
Book
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 The role of private firms.

This chapter examines the transformation of the industry from a stable situation, with largely arm's length relationships between different producers in the production system, towards a highly volatile and rapidly evolving, vertically coordinated global production system. Specific sections are...

Author(s)
Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995137)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Regulating domestic markets.

This chapter focuses on (1) what motivated domestic government intervention, in the form of regulations, in agricultural biotechnology market transactions; (2) how domestic governments regulate market transactions; and (3) what the impact of domestic regulations on the development and...

Author(s)
Isaac, G. E.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995137)
Type
Book chapter

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