Global Challenges and Directions for Agricultural Biotechnology

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Global Challenges and Directions for Agricultural Biotechnology
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Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
30-07-2008
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
74
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Many developing countries are exploring whether biotechnology has a role in addressing national issues such as food security and environmental remediation, and are considering whether the putative benefits of the technology-for example, enabling greater agricultural productivity and stability in the food supply-outweigh concerns that the technology might pose a danger-to biodiversity, health, and local jobs. Some policy leaders worry that their governments are not prepared to take control of this evolving technology and that introducing it into society would be a risky act. Others have suggested that taking no action carries more risk, given the dire need to produce more food. This book reports on an international workshop held to address these issues. Global Challenges and Directions for Agricultural Biotechnology: Mapping the Course, organized by the National Research Council on October 24-25, 2004, in Washington, DC, focused on the potential applications of biotechnology and what developing countries might consider as they contemplate adopting biotechnology. Presenters at the workshop described applications of biotechnology that are already proving their utility in both developing and developed countries.

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Udgivelsesdato:
30-07-2008
ISBN13:
9780309120777
Vægt:
118 g
Dybde:
5 mm
Bredde:
152 mm
Højde:
229 mm
Format:
Paperback
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse Reports on an international workshop, Global Challenges and Directions for Agricultural Biotechnology: Mapping the Course, organized by the National Research Council in Washington, DC. This book focuses on the potential applications of biotechnology and what developing countries might consider as they contemplate adopting biotechnology.

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