4 parts: Social & Political Dimensions, Institutional Responses, Assessing Potential Impacts, Public Policy Responses.
Part 1 Social and political dimensions of biotechnology: agricultural biotechnology, risk and political values - philosophical rehtoric and the structure of political debate, Paul B.Thompson; organized religion and biotechnology - social responsibility and the role of government, Thomas C.Weigele; political choices, social values and the economics of biotechnology - a lesson from the dairy industry, William P.Browne and Larry G.Homm. Part 2 Institutional responses to the development of biotechnology: American universities, technology innovation and technological transfer - implications for biotechnology research, Charles Johnson and Robin Moore; biotechnology and agricultural co-operatives - opportunities, challenges and strategies for the future, William B.Lacy et al; plant biotechnology networking in developing countries, Robert K.Dixon. Part 3 Assessing potential impacts of biotechnology: who will benefit from agricultural biotechnology - an analysis of economic and legal influences, Beverly Fleisher; regulating genetically engineered organisms - the case of the dairy industry, Richard Sherlock and Amal Kawar; regulatory experience with food safety - social choice inplications for recombinant DNA derived animal growth hormones, Fred Kuchler et al. Part 4 Public policy responses to biotechnology; biotechnology - issue development and evolution, L.Christopher Flein; policy makers address biotechnology - issues and responsibilities, Morris Bosin; economic development and public policy - what is the role for biotechnology?, Mack C.Shelley II et al; biotechnology policy knowledge - a challenge to congressional policy makers and policy analysts, David J.Webber.
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