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- DescriptionFew scientific developments have given rise to as much controversy as biotechlogy. Numerous groups are united in their opposition, expressing concern over environmental and health risks, impacts on rural livelihoods, the ecomic dominance of multinational companies and the ethical implications of crossing species boundaries. Among the supporters of the techlogy are those that believe in its potential to enhance food security, further ecomic development, increase productivity and reduce environmental pressures. As a result, countries - and sectors within countries - find themselves at odds with each other while potential opportunities for development offered by the use of biotechlogy are seized or missed, and related risks go unmanaged. This book, a unique interdisciplinary collection of perspectives from the developing world, examines the ongoing debate. Writing for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, leading experts address issues such as diffusion of techlogy, intellectual property rights, the Cartagena Protocol, impacts of international trade, capacity building and biotechlogy research and regulation. With the most recent and relevant examples from around the world, Trading in Genes offers the reader a single-volume overview of the connections between biotechlogy, trade and sustainability that is both wide-ranging and thorough.
- Author BiographyTom Bigg is a Senior Researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication03/12/2003
- SubjectEnvironment & Planning
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEarthscan Ltd
- Content NoteFigures, tables, index
- Weight589 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine32 mm
- Edited byTom Bigg
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