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Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants The Scope and Adequacy of Regulation Synopsis

Transgenic crops offer the promise of increased agricultural productivity and better quality foods. But they also raise the specter of harmful environmental effects. In this new book, a panel of experts examines: a Similarities and differences between crops developed by conventional and transgenic methods a Potential for commercialized transgenic crops to change both agricultural and nonagricultural landscapes a How well the U.S. government is regulating transgenic crops to avoid any negative effects. Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants provides a wealth of information about transgenic processes, previous experience with the introduction of novel crops, principles of risk assessment and management, the science behind current regulatory schemes, issues in monitoring transgenic products already on the market, and more. The book discusses public involvementa and public confidencea in biotechnology regulation. And it looks to the future, exploring the potential of genetic engineering and the prospects for environmental effects.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780309082631
Publication date: 22nd February 2002
Author: Committee on Environmental Impacts Associated with Commercialization of Transgenic Plants, Board on Agriculture and Natural Reso
Publisher: National Academies Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 342 pages
Categories: Agricultural science, Biochemical engineering,

About Committee on Environmental Impacts Associated with Commercialization of Transgenic Plants, Board on Agriculture and Natural Reso

Committee on Environmental Impacts Associated with Commercialization of Transgenic Plants, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, National Research Council

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