Biotechnology: Economic and Social Aspects

Biotechnology: Economic and Social Aspects : Issues for Developing Countries

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This book was first published in 1992. This book deals with an area of great importance: the issues involved in developing biotechnologically based industries in the developing countries. The science and most of the techniques are well established and it is often possible to obtain the desired finance. This book, however, examines the sort of choices that a developing country has to make as to whether to go ahead with any of the projects outlined in the book and their likely socio-economic consequences. Each chapter is written by experts in their field and discusses the current biotechnologically based industries and their state of development, their suitability for various economies and the problems associated with developing them. Chapters discuss environmental questions and further socio-economic factors that need to be considered in order to bring about successful wealth creation in these countries. This book will be invaluable reading for all those interested in biotechnology and its application to the developing more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139245503
  • 9781139245500

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Review of the hardback: ' ... a satisfying volume, well worth the money.' C. Bucke, Biologistshow more

Table of contents

1. Biotechnology: the socio-economic revolution? A synoptic view of the world status of biotechnology C. Ratledge; 2. Bioethanol production: economic and social considerations in failures and successes F. Rosillo-Calle, et al.; 3. Biofertilizers: agronomic and environmental impacts and economies K. Mulongoy, S. Gianinazzi, et al.; 4. Microalgal biotechnology: is it an economic success? A. Vonshak; 5. Production of useful biochemicals by higher-plant cell cultures: biotechnological and economic aspects A. Sasson; 6. Mushroom production - an economic measure in maintenance of food security S. T. Chang and S. W. Chiu; 7. The economic viability of single cell protein (SCP) production in the 21st century I. Y. Hamdan and J. C. Senez; 8. The impact of biotechnology on international commodity trade G. Junne; 9. Biotechnology: socio-economic considerations, intercultural perspectives and international viewpoints E. J. DaSilva; 10. Joint microbial biotechnological ventures in developing countries: social promises and economic considerations H. W. Doelle and E. Gumbira-Sa'id; 11. The economic and social implications of gene technology to developing countries B. K. Zimmerman; 12. Microbial technology: economic and social aspects R. Walgate; 13. Information support for research and development in biotechnological applications A. Kornhauser and B. Boh; 14. The effects of emerging biotechnologies on plant and animal agriculture - a viewpoint D. L. Hueth, et more