Global Challenges and Directions for Agricultural Biotechnology
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Global Challenges and Directions for Agricultural Biotechnology : Workshop Report

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5.08mm | 117.93g
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 0309120772
  • 9780309120777

Table of contents

1 Front Matter; 2 1 Introduction; 3 2 Opportunities for Applying Biotechnology; 4 3 Challenges and Future Considerations in Realizing the Global Potential of Agricultural Biotechnology; 5 References; 6 Appendix A: Steering Committee Biosketches; 7 Appendix B: Workshop Agenda; 8 Appendix C: List of Workshop Participants
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About Steering Committee on Global Challenges and Directions for Agricultural Biotechnology: Mapping the Course

Steering Committee on Global Challenges and Directions for Agricultural Biotechnology: Mapping the Course, National Research Council
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