Nutrition and Genomics - Issues of Ethics, Law, Regulation and Communication

Edited by David Castle and Nola Ries 
Academic Press  March 2009  

Hardcover  312 pp  ISBN 9780123741257      £50.00
Nutrigenomics is the rapidly developing field of science that studies nutrient-gene interaction. This field has broad implications for understanding the interaction of human genomics and nutrition, but can also have very specific implications for individual dietary recommendations in light of personal genetics. Predicted applications for nutrigenomics include genomics-based dietary guidelines and personalized nutrition based on individual genetic tests. These developments have sweeping ethical, legal and regulatory implications for individuals, corporations and governments. This book brings together experts in ethics, law, regulatory analysis, and communication studies to identify and address relevant issues in the emerging field of nutritional genomics. Contributing authors are experts in the social aspects of biotechnology innovation, with expertise in nutrigenomics. From addressing the concern that nutrigenomics will transform food into medicine and undermine pleasures associated with eating to the latest in the science of nutrigenomics, this book provides a world-wide perspective on the potential impact of nutrigenomics on our association with food.

For academics interested in science and society issues in emerging technologies. Nutritionists, food scientists, policy makers and regulators, and companies working with nutrigenomics who must consider the larger picture involved in this issue.


Editors' Introduction

Chapter 1 Nutrigenomics: Current Research Trends
Jose Ordovas

Chapter 2 Translating Nutrigenomics Research into Practice: The Example of Soy Protein
Elaine S. Krul and Peter J. Gillies

Chapter 3 Application of Nutrigenomics: An Industry Perspective
Rosalynn Gill-Garrison

Chapter 4 Regulation of Genetic Tests: An International Comparison
Stuart Hogarth

Chapter 5 Risk-Based Regulation of Direct-to-Consumer Nutrigenetic Tests
Nola M. Ries

Chapter 6 The Impact of Genomics on Innovation in Foods and Drugs: Can Canadian Law Step Up to the Challenge?
Karine Morin

Chapter 7 Placing healthy eating in the everyday context: towards an action approach of gene-based personalized nutrition advice
Laura Bouwman & Cees van Woerkum

Chapter 8 Health Care Provider Capacity in Nutrition and Genetics-A Canadian Case Study
Jennifer Farrell

Chapter 9 Advancing Knowledge Translation in Nutritional Genomics by Addressing Knowledge, Skills and Confidence Gaps of Registered Dietitians
Ellen Vogel, Ruth DeBusk, and Milly Ryan-Harshman

Chapter 10 Understanding Hopes and Concerns about Nutrigenomics: Canadian public opinion research involving health care professionals and the public
Allan Cassels

Chapter 11 Pitching products, pitching ethics: Selling nutrigenetic tests as lifestyle or medicine
Paula Saukko

Chapter 12 Framing Nutrigenomics for Individual and Public Health: Public Representations of an Emerging Field
Timothy Caulfield, Jacob Shelley, Tania Bubela & Leia Minaker

Chapter 13 The Personal and the Public in Nutrigenomics
David Castle

Chapter 14 Food Styles and the Future of Nutrigenomics
Michiel Korthals

Editors' Conclusion

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