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Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops. A Global Perspective

  • Book

  • November 2020
  • Region: Global
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5130579

Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops: A Global Perspective contains both theoretical and empirical evidence of a broad range of aspects of GM crop policies throughout the world. Emphasizing world agriculture production and ethics of GM crops, the book balances insights into the various discussions around the use of GM crops including soil health, effects on animals, environmental sustainability impact, and ethical issues. The book presents aspects of GM crop policies and prevailing controversies throughout the world, in 5 sections containing 23 chapters. Beginning with the discussion of the policies related to GM crops, the book dives deep into issues related to food insecurity, agricultural sustainability, food safety, and environmental risks. Section 5 also captures the recent advances in agricultural biotechnology encompassing research trends, the nano-biotech approach to plant genetic engineering, and other transformation techniques in crop development. The contributors of the book represent different backgrounds, providing a holistic overview of diverse approaches and perspectives. Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops: A Global Perspective is a valuable resource for researchers in agricultural policy and economics, agricultural biotechnology, soil science, genetic engineering, ethics, environmental management, sustainable development, and NGOs.

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Genetically modified crops: Policies and politics1. Genetically Modified Crops and Agricultural Innovation: An Analysis of Law and Policy2. GMO Policies and Practices: A Global Overview with Special Focus on Turkey3. Status and policies of GM crops in Russia4. GM Crops in India: Politics, Policies and Political Economy5. Genetically Modified Crops and Intellectual Property Rights: Indian ScenarioSection 2: Genetically modified crops and global food security6. Contribution of Genetically Modified Crops in Agricultural Production: Success Stories7. Genetically Modified Crops changing the Food Insecurity Landscape of the Undernourished Regions of the World8. Impact of GM Crops on Agriculture Production: A Positive Reflection through Success Stories9. GM Crops as a food Security solutionSection 3: Genetically modified crops and sustainability in agriculture10. Genetically modified crops and climate change adaptation11. Sustainable Cultivation of GM Crops in the Age of Climate Change: A Global Perspective12. Aspects of genetically modified plants in removing heavy metals from the soilSection 4: Genetically modified food: Socio-ethical issues and regulatory challenges13. Public acceptance of GM foods: A global perspective (1999-2019)14. Evolution of genetically modified (GM) crops and the scared world15. Assessment of the environmental and health impacts of genetically modified crops16. Food safety issues and challenges of GM crops17. Health risks and environmental concerns of GM crop adoption18. Regulatory Framework for GMOs-Interplay between Regulatory Policies and Socio-ethical Concern19. Socio-ethical Aspect of Genetically Modified Organisms: A Critical AnalysisSection 5: Technical advancements in plant genetic engineering and crop improvement20. Research Trends in Genetically modified (GM) Plants21. Nano-biotechnological approach of plant genetic engineering22. Advances in Genetically Modified Plants by employing modern biotechnological tools: An update23. Transformation techniques and their role in crop improvements: A global scenario of GM crops


Pardeep Singh Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. Dr. Pardeep Singh is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, in New Delhi, India. He obtained his PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi. Dr. Singh has published more than 65 papers in international journals in the fields of waste management, environmental pollution, and agricultural nanotechnology, and has co-edited 30 books. Anwesha Borthakur Leuven International and European Studies (LINES), KU Leuven, Belgium. Dr. Anwesha Borthakur is a research fellow at the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has an M.Phil and PhD in Science Policy Studies. The area of her both M.Phil and PhD studies was waste management and policy implications in India. She has published more than 30 papers/chapters in international peer-reviewed journals and books. Presently working as a Post Doctoral Fellow. Aditya Abha Singh University Department of Botany, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India. Dr. Aditya Abha Singh is currently working as a national post-doctoral fellow for two years in Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi south campus, one of the leading University of India. She has obtained her master's degree and pursued her doctoral research from Banaras Hindu University, India. Her doctoral research focused on crop plant responses to an atmospheric pollutant and an abiotic stressor tropospheric ozone. She has also worked on interactive effects of ozone with other components of climate change such as raising levels of carbon dioxide and alleviation effects of ozone by the use of antiozonants on model crops. She has published various articles in journal of international repute. Ajay Kumar Dr. Ajay Kumar is a visiting scientist at the Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani center, Rishon Leziyon, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development Israel. He has published extensively in leading International and National journals or books. He has wide area of research experience, especially in the field of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Microbial biocontrol, and Endophytes related with the medicinal plants, Postharvest management of fruits. Dr. Kumar has published more than 165 research articles including review papers/book chapters/ books in the leading international journals. He is serving as special issue editors in some journals like "Frontiers in Microbiology, Microorganism� etc. In addition also acting as reviewer in some leading journals like Frontiers group, PLOS ONE, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Biological Control, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 3Biotech etc. Dr, Kumar has edited several books with leading publishers including Elsevier, Springer, and Taylor and Francis. Kshitij K. Singh Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. Dr. Kshitij Kumar Singh is an Assistant Professor at Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. Prior to this, he worked as an Assistant Professor in Amity Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Amity University UP (NOIDA Campus). Dr. Singh obtained his LL.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Banaras Hindu University and received Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Asia-Pacific 2010. He has been a Visiting Research Fellow to Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario, Canada in 2009 and 2010. He specializes in intellectual property law and biotechnology law.