Biosafety Books

  • Genetically modified organisms and biosafety : a background paper for decision-makers and others to assist in consideration of GMO issues

    Biosafety and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are amongst the most complex of biodiversity issues: from species conservation, to sustainable livelihoods, to socio-cultural policy. The greatest GMO-related need shared by all decision-makers – governmental, civil society, and industrial – is for unbiased background information and a framework ...

  • An explanatory guide to the Cartagena protocol on biosafety

    This guide has been prepared by the IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD), in cooperation with the World Resources Institute (WRI). The main goal of the guide is to facilitate the understanding of the obligations of Parties to the Protocol, by providing an information base ...

  • An Explanatory Guide to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

    This guide is being prepared by the IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD), in cooperation with the World Resources Institute (WRI).The main goal of the guide is to facilitate the understanding of the obligations of Parties to the Protocol, by providing an information base on ...

  • Bioprocessing Safety: Worker and Community Safety and Health Considerations

    Presents basic concepts in the safe and responsible integration of the bioprocess facility into the local community for decision makers who have no formal training in biosafety ...

  • Tree Transgenesis

    Tree improvement is necessary to meet the growing demand for the renewable resource wood. Many novel possibilities to obtain improved species are offered by biotechnology, and the time is ripe for a critical evaluation of the chances and challenges of tree transgenesis. Sixteen chapters by experts in the field provide concise information on the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Biosafety in Industrial Biotechnology

    This book gives a practical approach to the industrial and international regulatory aspects of biosafety in biotechnology. Chapters cover relevant local legal requirements, policy-making bodies and regulatory agencies, providing practical guidelines to industry on how to comply with regulations. Industrial aspects covered include a review of ...

  • 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 ...

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