Natural Resource Management and Policy

Socio-Economic Considerations in Biotechnology Regulation

Editors: Ludlow, Karinne, Smyth, Stuart J., Falck-Zepeda, José (Eds.)

  • Compiles expert assessments of the issues relevant to SEC assessment of LMOs
  • Focuses on the economic policy relevant to the Intergovernmental Committee meeting for the CPB
  • Investigates the economic and regulatory policies surrounding genetically modified (GM) agriculture
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Within the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) was established as an implementing agreement. The CPB is an international agreement establishing the rights of recipient countries to be notified of and to approve or reject the domestic import and/or production of living modified organisms (LMOs). Decisions regarding import/production are to be on the basis of a biosafety assessment. Article 26.1 of the CPB allows for the (optional) inclusion of socio-economic considerations (SECs) into that biosafety assessment process. This book compiles expert assessments of the issues relevant to SEC assessment of LMOs and fundamental for decisions regarding whether to undertake such assessments at all. It includes an overview of the inclusion of SEC assessment in the regulation of LMOs that looks at the rationale for the inclusion of SECs, in the context of the existing science-based risk assessment systems. This book reviews the various factors that can and have been suggested for inclusion in SEC assessment, and provides a meaningful dialogue about the contrasts, benefits and tradeoffs that are, and will, be created by the potential move to the inclusion of SECs in the regulation of LMOs, making it of interest to both academics and policy-makers.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction to Socio-Economic Considerations in the Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms

    Ludlow, Karinne (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • The State of Science-Based Regulation and Genetically Modified Crops

    Smyth, Stuart J. (et al.)

    Pages 15-36

  • International Context of Socioeconomic Considerations and the Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms

    Falck-Zepeda, José (et al.)

    Pages 37-52

  • Benefits to Producers and Society

    Falck-Zepeda, José (et al.)

    Pages 55-66

  • Consumer Choice

    Moses, Vivian (et al.)

    Pages 67-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socio-Economic Considerations in Biotechnology Regulation
Editors
  • Karinne Ludlow
  • Stuart J. Smyth
  • José Falck-Zepeda
Series Title
Natural Resource Management and Policy
Series Volume
37
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9440-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9440-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9439-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4385-2
Series ISSN
0929-127X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 313
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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