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About this book
About this book
Offers in-depth coverage of the three most-widely used GMOs: Bt corn and cotton and glyphosate-resistant soybeans. A diversity of views on the GMO controversies are represented, from leading figures in the debate including representatives from the the EU Commission, Center for Global Food Issues, Consumers' Union and the Biotechnology Industry Organization.
Foreword Robert W. Herdt PART I: Analysis of Current GMO Benefits and Costs Introduction G. C. Nelson Traits and Techniques of GMOs G. C. Nelson The Economics of Technology Adoption G. C. Nelson & D. Bullock GMO Adoption and Private Cost Savings: GR Soybeans and Bt Corn D. Bullock & E. Nitsi Simulation of World Market Effects: The 2010 World Market with and without Bt Corn and GR Soybeans M. Rosegrant Cotton GMO Adoption and Private Profitability J. B. Falck-Zepeda, G. Traxler, & R. G. Nelson GMO Adoption and Nonmarket Effects G. C. Nelson & A. De Pinto The Stakeholders and the Struggle for Public Opinion, Regulatory Control and Market Development J. Babinard & T. Josling The Domestic and Regional Regulatory Environment G. C. Nelson, J. Babinard & T. Josling International Institutions, World Trade Rules, and GMOs T. Josling Market Responses to Consumer Demand and Regulatory Change L. Unnevehr, L. Hill, & C. Cunningham Looking to the Future T. Josling & G. C. Nelson PART II: Perspectives on the Controversies Farm Perspectives Biotechnology Crops--A Producer's Perspective M. W. Jenner Genetically Modified Crops and the American Agricultural Producer G. Goldberg Government Perspectives Toward Common Ground: Roles of Markets and Policy N. Ballenger & M. Bohman The Economics of Agricultural Biotechnology: Differences and Similarities in the US and the EU T. Haniotis Developing Country Perspectives Modern Agricultural Biotechnology and Developing Country Food Security P. Pinstrup-Andersen & M. J. Cohen GMOs: A Miracle? V. Shiva Environmental Perspectives GMOs in Agriculture: An Environmental Perspective R. Caplan Genetically Modified Organisms Can Help Save the Planet D. Avery Consumer Issues - Food Safety/Labeling Genetic Engineering: A Technology Ahead of the Science and Public Policy?: An Extract Reprinted from the US Congressional Record of November 1 and November 2, 2000 D. Kucinich Food Industry Perspective on Safety and Labeling of Biotechnology G. Grabowski GMO Regulations: Food Safety or Trade Barrier? M. Kane Genetically Engineered Food: Make Sure It's Safe and Label It M. Hansen Life Sciences Industry Ag Biotech: Our Past and Our Future R. Krueger PART III: Special Topics A Short History of Agricultural Biotechnology J. Babinard Plant Genetic Modification Technologies J. Widholm Bt Corn and the Monarch Butterfly: Research Update R. L. Hellmich & B. D. Siegfried The Beef Hormone Dispute Between the United States and the EU T. Josling & D. Roberts Agricultural Biotech Glossary GMO Field Trials in Europe References and Further Reading Index
Gerald C. Nelson served as the principal investigator for the report on GMOs to the American Farm Bureau in 1999 and on the biotechnology expert panel for the Institute of Food Technologists in 2000.
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...an important bibliographical support for both specialists and researchers, providing information and equally concrete and sound analyses on the economic, social and ambiental characteristics and effects related to the new directions of agricultures and alimentations evolution. (Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, May 2004) "This publication is the best overall and up to date summary of this important subject I have seen. ...The authors, editor and the 30 contributors (all but four from the US) are to be congratulated on an excellent production which should help all sides of the current discussion." -Nigel Steele Scott, Deputy Chief, CSIRO Plant Industry for FOOD AUSTRALIA (2002) "There is something to interest scientists, economists and the well-informed lay-person in the book." M.O. Humphreys for JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE, CAMBRIDGE (2002)