Natural Resource Management and Policy

Biotechnology Regulation and Trade

Authors: Smyth, Stuart J, Kerr, William A., Phillips, Peter W. B

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  • Highlights the regulatory and trade challenges to improving food security and offers strategic responses to these challenges
  • Discusses the current state of international GM crop adoption, using Canada as a case study of efficient, science-based regulation
  • Summarizes the global economic, environmental, and human health benefits from the adoption, production and consumption of genetically modified crops 
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This book discusses the regulatory and trade challenges facing the global adoption of biotechnological products and offers strategies for overcoming these obstacles and moving towards greater global food security. The first section of the book establishes the context of the conflict, discussing the challenges of global governance, international trade, and the history of regulation of genetically modified (GM) crops. In this section, the authors emphasize the shift from exclusively science-based regulation to the more socio-economically focused framework established by the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, which was adopted in 2000. The second section of the book provides a snapshot of the current state of international GM crop adoption and regulation, highlighting the US, Canada, and the EU. The final section of the book identifies options for breaking the gridlock of regulation and trade that presently exist. This book adds to the current literature by providing new information about innovative agricultural technologies and encouraging debate by providing an alternative to the narratives espoused by environmental non-governmental organizations. This book will appeal to students of economics, political science, and policy analysis, as well as members of regulatory agencies and agricultural industry firms.  

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biotechnology Regulation and Trade
Authors
Series Title
Natural Resource Management and Policy
Series Volume
51
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53295-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53295-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53293-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85118-1
Series ISSN
0929-127X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 275
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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