Women in Engineering and Science

Women in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Biotechnology

Key Advances and Perspectives on Emerging Topics

Editors: Privalle, Laura S. (Ed.)

  • Provides a broad analysis of the science of agriculture, focusing on the contributions of women to the field, from basic research to applied technology 
  • Offers insights into hot topics in the field across the life cycle, from genetic engineering to optimization methodologies to safety evaluations and market acceptance
  • Describes the complex global nature of modern agriculture and food production 
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This volume describes the contributions made by women scientists to the field of agricultural biotechnology, the most quickly adopted agricultural practice ever adopted. It features the perspectives of women educators, researchers and key stakeholders towards the development, implementation and acceptance of this modern technology. It describes the multiplying contemporary challenges in the field, how women are overcoming technological barriers, and their thoughts on what the future may hold. As sustainable agricultural practices increasingly represent a key option in the drive towards building a greener global community, the scientific, technological and implementation issues covered in this book are vital information for anyone working in environmental engineering.  

About the authors

Laura Privalle has worked in the agricultural biotechnology industry since 1984 after receiving her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin. Her dissertation was on nitrogen fixation in blue-green algae. After a post-doctoral fellowship at Duke University where she worked on nitrite reductase, she joined CIBA-GEIGY’s brand new biotechnology unit. This subsequently became Novartis and then Syngenta. She has been working in Regulatory Science since 1992 and was deeply involved in producing the safety assessment package for the first transgenic maize product that received regulatory approval in the United States. In 2003 she joined BASF as head of Regulatory Science where she remained until 2013 when she joined Bayer CropScience. She has served as vice-chair and then chair of the Protein Allergenicity Technical Committee for the Health and Environmental Science Institute. She also serves on the Education Enhancement Grants panel for the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. In addition, she is a member of the Faculty of 1000 in the Agriculture and Biotechnology Section.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Pioneering Women in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Biotechnology

    Tietjen, Jill S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Agrobacterium. A Memoir (In Part Reprinted from Plant Physiology Vol. 125, 2001)

    Chilton, Mary-Dell

    Pages 21-37

  • From Maize Transposons to the GMO Wars

    Fedoroff, Nina

    Pages 39-58

  • Agriculture in the Modern Age Biopesticides and Plant Biotechnology

    MacIntosh, Sue

    Pages 59-69

  • The Story Behind the Approval of the First Bt Maize Product

    Privalle, Laura S.

    Pages 71-83

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eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52201-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52200-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Biotechnology
Book Subtitle
Key Advances and Perspectives on Emerging Topics
Editors
  • Laura S. Privalle
Series Title
Women in Engineering and Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52201-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52201-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52200-5
Series ISSN
2509-6427
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 153
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 100 illustrations in colour
Topics