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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 Insect resistance to Bt toxins in Brazil and Latin America.

Bioinsecticides based on Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and transgenic plants expressing its toxins have been widely used to control insects in Latin America. In Brazil, during the season of 2013/14, 4 million ha were treated with Bt biopesticides, and the area of transgenic crops under cultivation...

Author(s)
Monnerat, R.; Martins, E.; Queiroz, P.; Praça, L.; Soares, C. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for What do Brazilians think about transgenics?

This chapter reviews the key results of the main surveys and studies (both quantitative and qualitative) held in Brazil on what people think about transgenic crops and food. Despite the differences between the methodologies utilized, it is clear that there is a high level of citizen rejection of...

Author(s)
Massarani, L.; Moreira, I. de C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932046)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified organisms. Volume 2: methodologies for assessing Bt cotton in Brazil.

Many international forums have identified the need for comprehensive, scientific methods for the pre-release testing and post-release monitoring of transgenic plants to ensure their environmental safety and sustainable use. In response to this requirement, the International Project on GMO...

Author(s)
Hilbeck, A.; Andow, D. A.; Fontes, E. M. G.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improving the scientific basis for environmental risk assessment through the case study of Bt cotton in Brazil.

This chapter illustrates several methodologies for conducting the scientific analysis that supports environmental risk assessment of transgenic crops that are in the process of commercial development, using Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton in Brazil as a case study. It highlights several points...

Author(s)
Andow, D. A.; Barroso, P. A. V.; Fontes, E. M. G.; Grossi-de-Sa, M. F.; Hilbeck, A.; Fitt, G. P.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Methodology to support non-target and biodiversity risk assessment.

This chapter elaborates on case-specific methodologies (for use during the pre-release stages of Bt cotton) to support risk assessment of nontarget organisms and biodiversity applied to the Brazil case study: (1) identifying functional categories of biodiversity; (2) listing and prioritizing...

Author(s)
Hilbeck, A.; Andow, D. A.; Arpaia, S.; Birch, A. N. E.; Fontes, E. M. G.; Lövei, G. L.; Sujii, E. R.; Wheatley, R. E.; Underwood, E.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing gene flow from Bt cotton in Brazil and its possible consequences.

This chapter addresses gene flow to wild relatives and its consequences. It reviews the evolutionary history of the genus Gossypium in relation to gene flow from cotton. It establishes the likely recipient populations of Gossypium and evaluates the likelihood of gene flow from G. hirsutum var. ...

Author(s)
Johnston, J. A.; Mallory-Smith, C.; Brubaker, C. L.; Gandara, F.; Aragão, F. J. L.; Barroso, P. A. V.; Vu Duc Quang; Carvalho, L. P. de; Kageyama, P.; Ciampi, A. Y.; Fuzatto, M.; Cirino, V.; Freire, E.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Resistance risks of Bt cotton and their management in Brazil.

This chapter focuses primarily on risk analysis prior to any field release of transgenic plants and addresses the risk that Lepidopteran pests associated with Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton may evolve resistance to Bt proteins in Brazil. It lays out a simple procedure for identifying the target ...

Author(s)
Fitt, G. P.; Omoto, C.; Maia, A. H.; Waquil, J. M.; Caprio, M.; Okech, M. A.; Cia, E.; Nguyen Huu Huan; Andow, D. A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Supporting risk assessment of Bt cotton in Brazil: synthesis and recommendations.

This chapter briefly summarizes the agricultural context for the possible use of Bt cotton in Brazil and the major achievements and key findings of this case study which presents scientific analysis supporting the environmental risk assessment of transgenic crops that are in the process of...

Author(s)
Andow, D. A.; Fontes, E. M. G.; Hilbeck, A.; Johnston, J.; Capalbo, D. M. F.; Nelson, K. C.; Underwood, E.; Fitt, G. P.; Sujii, E. R.; Arpaia, S.; Birch, A. N. E.; Pallini, A.; Wheatley, R. E.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book chapter

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