biosafety management Articles

  • Biosafety issues and opportunities for transgenic plants in Indian agriculture

    The application of genetically modified plants in agriculture is anticipated to be a major event in evolving more productive and sustainable agriculture in the coming years. The concerns are the risks and the magnitude of the consequences to the environment. From the early 1990s, countries have imparted deregulated status to certain transgenic plants and products thereof, after ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Total Exhaust Biosafety Cabinet Upgrade at Research Facility Provides Significant Energy Savings

    When Harvard’s Biology Research Infrastructure (BRI) facility opened in 2006, they required four biological safety cabinets to provide primary containment during animal procedures. In the selection process, workspace containment and isolation requirements, operation modes for non-use periods and maintenance, building integration, and the energy burden to the building system were all ...


    By The Baker Company

  • Lessons learned in the management of multilateral climate negotiations

    In 2009 world attention was focused on the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen (Conference of Parties – COP 15), which for many held the promise of a first-ever comprehensive global accord that would place meaningful limits on greenhouse gas emissions. That event ended in failure, and the world was left not only without an agreement, but six more years of frustratingly ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • A developmental risk society? The politics of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in China

    Over the past years, China has grown to become one of the largest growers of genetically modified crops in the world. At the same time, international and domestic biotechnological corporations are attempting to conquer the domestic seed market. Some Western observers fear that the pressure of food security and increased international competition, coupled with a lack of civil society, might lead ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biotechnology and international relations: forging new strategic partnerships

    This paper argues that the USA should use its large stocks of scientific and technological knowledge (as well as allied resources) related to biotechnology to help solve food security challenges in developing countries, especially in Africa. Achieving this goal, however, will require the USA and its partners in Africa to focus on the role of science and technology as an instrument of good ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Science on the tap, not on the top

    Science plays an increasingly important role in trade policy and negotiations. A large number of trade agreements rely on scientific expertise for their work. Science is negotiated in setting environmental and health standards: trade disputes had highlighted the role of science as the legal test in the WTO. Historically, it was the negotiations on agriculture that triggered interest in science as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Electronics sector looks to tackle tensions in a globalising world

    Recent EU Directives on waste electronic goods and hazardous substances are leading to tensions with developing countries which export equipment. The global electronics supply chain is now forming an important testing ground for a new initiative on sustainable trade and innovation aimed at overcoming accusations of environmental protectionism. The initiative encapsulates some of the conflicts ...

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