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Regulating the Liabilities of Agricultural Biotechnology

S Smyth, P W B Phillips, W A Kerr, G G Khachatourians 
CABI  May 2004  



Hardback  224  ISBN 9780851998152      £65.00
This book
  • Shows how the genetic modification of crops has changed the nature of the liability debate and the application of the term
  • Describes how risks can develop into liabilities
  • Explores the diverse attitudes and responses in different countries (e.g. North America compared to the EU)
  • Examines a range of institutions - public and private, collective and hybrid - focusing on their roles, mandates and impacts on liabilities and technologies
This book examines how government, industry and society interact to reach a level of regulation that is deemed satisfactory for the newly-emerged transformative technology that is agricultural biotechnology. It considers issues of risk and trust surrounding genetically modified plants for the production of food and pharmaceuticals. It describes how regulations have been produced to manage, or in some cases ignore, the risks from GM products. The scope is international and the book makes a significant contribution to the literature in this growing field of interest.

Readership: Researchers and practitioners in biotechnology, agricultural economics, policy and law.

Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION
Liability and Transformative Technology

PART II: DIAGNOSIS
Innovation and Liability
Social Amplification of Risk
Consumer Responses to GM Foods

PART III: CURRENT PRESCRIPTIONS
Regulating Transformative Technologies
International Governance of Liabilities
Biological Mechanisms to Control GM Liabilities
Supply Chain Responses to Liability
Product Differentiation Strategies

PART IV: PROGNOSIS
Liability of Plant Made Pharmaceuticals
Handling Liabilities from Transformative Technologies

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