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Cover for The politicization of risk: is it safe?

This chapter briefly describes various food production options with focus on genetically modified (GM) crops. The regulation of GM crops is discussed. Food safety facts and fictions are reviewed. The future of farming and food safety is discussed.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food labelling: what do people want?

This chapter discusses why foods are labelled, what should we label, and who sets the food label. The monitoring, enforcement and regulation of food labels are described. The labelling of genetically modified foods is discussed.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ancient, classical and modern biotechnology.

This chapter presents a description of the historical evolution of biotechnology and how biotechnology reflects human history. Definitions of biotechnology, genetic engineering, genetically modified (GM) organisms and GM food are given.

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for GMOs: what are we eating?

This chapter demonstrates all the possible ways for transgenic ingredients to get into the food chain, and draws up a list of finished products that potentially contain transgenic ingredients. The genetically modified crops approved for use in food, and the contamination of foods by unapproved...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ethical tensions from new technology: the case of agricultural biotechnology.

This book is an exploration into ethical tensions that new technology creates, with a particular focus on agricultural biotechnology and genetically modified (GM) food. There are four main arenas where new technologies generally, and agricultural biotechnology in particular, create ethical...

Author(s)
James, H. S., Jr.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book
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Cover for Against the (GM) grain: ethical tensions and agrobiotechnology activism in the USA.

This chapter examines the history of public discourse and anti-biotechnology political activism in the USA. It presents two case studies of public dissent in the USA: Occupy The Farm and March Against Monsanto. The case studies show that the early framing of GM foods in terms of harm and risk...

Author(s)
Jones, B. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetically modified organisms in food: ethical tensions and the labeling initiative.

This chapter explores the ethical implications of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food that originate from plants genetically altered through bioengineering. The chapter analyses the new federal statute recently passed in the USA purportedly to label these foods and evaluates whether in...

Author(s)
Strauss, D. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
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 Info
Cover for Chemical food safety.

This book, inclusive of 30 chapters, deals with all aspects of chemical risks in food products, reviewing current knowledge on food production processes and specific toxicants in relation to food safety and toxicology. Specific subjects discussed include general concepts of toxicokinetics and...

Author(s)
Brimer, L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936761)
Type
Book

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