agriculture biotechnology Books

  • Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology

    This book presents the first thorough economic analysis of current agricultural biotechnology regulation. The contributors, most of whom are agricultural economists working either in universities or NGOs, address issues such as commercial pesticides, the costs of approving new products, liability, benefits, consumer acceptance, regulation and its ...

  • An Introduction to Environmental Biotechnology

    An Introduction to Environmental Biotechnology provides an introduction to the subject of environmental biotechnology. Environmental biotechnology refers to the use of micro-organisms and other living systems to solve current environmental problems such as the detoxification of pollutants and clean-up of oil tanker spills. Additionally, it ...

  • Law and modern biotechnology. Selected issues of relevance to food and agriculture (En)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesThe rapid progress of modern biotechnology has given rise to new legislative needs in order to safeguard human health and the environment while at the same time taking advantage of the opportunities offered by biotechnology. Recent years have seen important new legislation being adopted and older law amended in order ...

  • Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications

    Biotechnology offers a 'natural' way of addressing environmental problems, ranging from identification of biohazards to bioremediation techniques for industrial, agricultural and municipal effluents and residues. Biotechnology is also a crucial element in the paradigm of 'sustainable development'. This collection of 66 papers, by authors from ...

  • Methods for Risk Assessment of Transgenic Plants, IV. Biodiversity and Biotechnology

    This volume is an edited account of an international workshop in Bern about the effects of transgenic plants on biodiversity, a hotly debated topic in the risk assessment research community. Well-known scientists in this field present important new results from their work. Main focus is put on the impact of agricultural biotechnology on ...

  • Report of the Panel of Eminent Experts on Ethics in Food and Agriculture. Second session, 18-20 March 2002 (En)

    Series: Non-series titlesThe independent Panel was established by FAO to advise the Organization and raise public awareness of ethical considerations associated with such vital issues as food security for present and future generations and sustainable management of the earth's limited resources. The Panel's contribution both to the work of FAO and ...

  • Physiology and Biochemistry of Metal Toxicity and Tolerance in Plants

    The aim of this book is to give an overview of the most important aspects of physiological and biochemical basis for metal toxicity and tolerance in plants. The book is expected to serve as a reference to university and college teachers, students of plant sciences, environmental biology, environmental biotechnology, agriculture, horticulture, ...

  • Genetically modified organisms, consumers, food safety and the environment (En)

    Series: FAO Ethics SeriesBiotechnologies developed over the past few decades have opened up a wide range of avenues and opportunities in diverse sectors, yet the scale of the today's global debate on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their application in agriculture is unprecedented. Furthermore, the scientific and policy bases for ...

  • GM food safety assessment. Tools for trainers (Includes a CD-ROM)

    While FAO recognizes that genetic engineering has the potential to help increase production and productivity in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, FAO is also mindful of concerns about the potential risks posed by certain aspects of modern biotechnology, including effects on human and animal health and possible environmental consequences. This ...

  • Source Separation and Decentralization for Wastewater Management

        Is sewer-based wastewater treatment really the optimal technical solution in urban water management? This paradigm is increasingly being questioned. Growing water scarcity and the insight that water will be an important limiting factor for the quality of urban life are main drivers for new approaches in wastewater management. Source Separation ...

  • Carbon and Its Domestication

    Carbon is chemically versatile and is thus the body and soul of biological, geological, ecological and economic systems. Its appropriation by humans through diversion of its biogeochemical cycle has been a mainstay of development. This domestication is characterized by a number of thresholds: control of fire, development of agriculture, expansion ...

  • Environmental Pollution

    The Environmental Pollution book series includes current, comprehensive texts on critical national and global environmental issues useful to scientists in academia, industry and government from diverse disciplines. These include water, air, and soil pollution, organic and inorganic pollution, risk assessment, human and environmental health, ...

  • The Political Theories of Risk Analysis

    The purpose of this study is to question whether liberal political theories ought to inform the way policymakers and administrators analyze risk in proposed courses of environmental practice. In order to explore the relationship of liberal theory to rational practice in environmental policy, this project examines the risk analysis used to approve ...

  • Molecular Identification of Fungi

    Fungi enjoy great popularity in pharmaceutical, agricultural, and biotechnological applications. Recent advances in the decipherment of whole fungal genomes promise an acceleration of these trends.This timely book links scientists from different parts of the world who are interested in the molecular identification of fungi combined with the ...

  • Entomopathogenic Bacteria: From Laboratory to Field Application

    Entomopathogenic bacteria (Bacillus thuringiensis and B. sphaericus) are increasingly used as biopesticides to control larval insect populations which are either agricultural or forestry pests and to reduce those which as adults are vectors of severe human diseases. This new book, the first since 1993 to address all aspects of ...

  • Sittig´s Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens

    Safety and environmental health professionals, including industrial hygienists, safety managers, environmental specialists, safety engineers, toxicologists, chemical manufacturers and distributors, safety equipment manufacturers, waste disposal specialists, health care professionals including nurses and physicians, and first-response personnel ...

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