Biotechnology Regulation and Trade

  • Stuart J. Smyth
  • William A. Kerr
  • Peter W. B Phillips

Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. The Dynamics of Transformative Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stuart J. Smyth, William A. Kerr, Peter W. B. Phillips
      Pages 3-15
    3. Stuart J. Smyth, William A. Kerr, Peter W. B. Phillips
      Pages 17-32
    4. Stuart J. Smyth, William A. Kerr, Peter W. B. Phillips
      Pages 33-53
    5. Stuart J. Smyth, William A. Kerr, Peter W. B. Phillips
      Pages 55-73
  3. The Dynamics of the Institutional Regulatory Architecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Stuart J. Smyth, William A. Kerr, Peter W. B. Phillips
      Pages 77-97
    3. Stuart J. Smyth, William A. Kerr, Peter W. B. Phillips
      Pages 99-124
    4. Stuart J. Smyth, William A. Kerr, Peter W. B. Phillips
      Pages 125-146
    5. Stuart J. Smyth, William A. Kerr, Peter W. B. Phillips
      Pages 147-168
  4. Breaking the Gridlock

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Stuart J. Smyth, William A. Kerr, Peter W. B. Phillips
      Pages 171-186
    3. Stuart J. Smyth, William A. Kerr, Peter W. B. Phillips
      Pages 187-211
    4. Stuart J. Smyth, William A. Kerr, Peter W. B. Phillips
      Pages 213-234
    5. Stuart J. Smyth, William A. Kerr, Peter W. B. Phillips
      Pages 235-250
    6. Stuart J. Smyth, William A. Kerr, Peter W. B. Phillips
      Pages 251-262
    7. Stuart J. Smyth, William A. Kerr, Peter W. B. Phillips
      Pages 263-271
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 273-275

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses the regulatory and trade challenges facing the global adoption of biotechnological products and offers strategies for overcoming these obstacles and moving towards greater global food security. The first section of the book establishes the context of the conflict, discussing the challenges of global governance, international trade, and the history of regulation of genetically modified (GM) crops. In this section, the authors emphasize the shift from exclusively science-based regulation to the more socio-economically focused framework established by the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, which was adopted in 2000. The second section of the book provides a snapshot of the current state of international GM crop adoption and regulation, highlighting the US, Canada, and the EU. The final section of the book identifies options for breaking the gridlock of regulation and trade that presently exist. This book adds to the current literature by providing new information about innovative agricultural technologies and encouraging debate by providing an alternative to the narratives espoused by environmental non-governmental organizations. This book will appeal to students of economics, political science, and policy analysis, as well as members of regulatory agencies and agricultural industry firms.  

Keywords

GM agriculture biotechnology food insecurity international trade regulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Stuart J. Smyth
    • 1
  • William A. Kerr
    • 2
  • Peter W. B Phillips
    • 3
  1. 1.University of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.University of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  3. 3.University of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53295-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53293-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53295-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0929-127X
  • Series Online ISSN 2511-8560
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