Regulating the Liabilities of Agricultural Biotechnology

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Stuart Smyth
CABI, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 210 pages
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This book examines how government, industry and society interact to reach a level of regulation that is deemed satisfactory for the newly-emerged transformative technology that is agricultural biotechnology. It considers issues of risk and trust surrounding genetically-modified plants for the production of food and pharmaceuticals. It describes how regulations have been produced to manage, or in some cases ignore, the risks from GM products. The scope is international and the book makes a significant contribution to the literature in this growing field of interest.
 

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Contents

Liability and Transformative Technology
3
Innovation and Liability
17
Social Amplification of Risk
31
List of Tables and Figures
36
Consumer Responses to GM Foods
43
Framework for optimal market structure
46
Regulating Transformative Technologies
59
The typology of errors
60
Impacts from GM crops
106
Supply Chain Responses to Liability
115
Summary of IPPM system costs
121
Key elements in the canolabased IPPM
128
Product Differentiation Strategies
137
Comparing identity preservation segregation
143
Liability of PlantMade Pharmaceuticals
163
Handling Liabilities from Transformative
181

International Governance of Liabilities
77
International institutions regulating
80
Biological Mechanisms to Control GM
101

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Stuart Smyth, Department of Inter-disciplinary Studies, University of Saskatchewan. Peter W. B. Phillips, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Saskatchewan. William A. Kerr, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Saskatchewan.

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