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- DescriptionWorld population is forecast to grow from 7 to 9 billion by 2050, 1 in 6 is already hungry and food production must increase by 70-100% if it is to feed this growing population. No single solution will solve this problem but recent developments in the genetic techlogies of plant breeding can help to increase agricultural efficiencies and save people from hunger in a sustainable manner, particularly in African nations where the need is greatest. These advances can rapidly incorporate new traits and tailor existing crops to meet new requirements and also greatly reduce the time and costs taken to improve local crop varieties. This book provides a collected, reliable, succinct review which deals expressly with the successful implementation of the new plant genetic sciences in emerging ecomies in the context of the interrelated key regulatory, social, ethical, political and trade matters.
- Author BiographyDr David Bennett has long-term experience in the relations between the biosciences, industry, government, education, law, the public and the media. He works with the European Commission, government departments, companies, universities, public interest organisations and the media, having worked in universities and companies in the UK, USA, Australia and Europe. Dr Richard Jennings is an Affiliated Research Scholar at the University of Cambridge. His research interests are the ethics of science and technology. He pioneered the University's teaching of ethics in science, continues to run graduate workshops on this and is developing a Framework for Assessing Ethical Issues in New Technologies.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication05/12/2013
- SubjectOther Specific Technologies
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note60 b/w illus.
- Weight610 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byDavid J. Bennett,Richard C. Jennings
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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