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Biotechnology: Economic and Social Aspects: Issues for Developing Countries

Edited By: EJ DaSilva, C Ratledge and A Sasson

388 pages, Figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Apr 1992 | #18905 | ISBN: 0521384737
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Deals with an area of great importance: the issues involved in developing biotechnologically-based industries in developing countries. Published in association with UNESCO.

' ... a satisfying volume, well worth the money.' C. Bucke, Biologist


1. Biotechnology: the socio-economic revolution? A synoptic view of the world status of biotechnology C. Ratledge; 2. Bioethanol production: economic and social considerations in failures and successes F. Rosillo-Calle, et al.; 3. Biofertilizers: agronomic and environmental impacts and economies K. Mulongoy, S. Gianinazzi, et al.; 4. Microalgal biotechnology: is it an economic success? A. Vonshak; 5. Production of useful biochemicals by higher-plant cell cultures: biotechnological and economic aspects A. Sasson; 6. Mushroom production - an economic measure in maintenance of food security S. T. Chang and S. W. Chiu; 7. The economic viability of single cell protein (SCP) production in the 21st century I. Y. Hamdan and J. C. Senez; 8. The impact of biotechnology on international commodity trade G. Junne; 9. Biotechnology: socio-economic considerations, intercultural perspectives and international viewpoints E. J. DaSilva; 10. Joint microbial biotechnological ventures in developing countries: social promises and economic considerations H. W. Doelle and E. Gumbira-Sa'id; 11. The economic and social implications of gene technology to developing countries B. K. Zimmerman; 12. Microbial technology: economic and social aspects R. Walgate; 13. Information support for research and development in biotechnological applications A. Kornhauser and B. Boh; 14. The effects of emerging biotechnologies on plant and animal agriculture - a viewpoint D. L. Hueth, et al.

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