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    • Addressing agricultural development in Egypt; a national program perspective 

      Madkour, Magdy A. (NABC, 1994)
      The government of Egypt is increasingly aware that it must use its own limited resources in a cost effective way to develop its own appropriate biotechnology applications. Inability to acquire technology developed else-where ...
    • Agricultural biotechnology and the public good 

      Unknown author (NABC, 1994)
      On May 18, 1994, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first genetically engineered food product for commercial sale and dozens of other products are in the pipeline promising to provide a vast array of ...
    • Agricultural biotechnology and the pulbic good 

      Shand, Hope J. (NABC, 1994)
      Biopiracy refers to the development of new biotechnologies based on genetic material and informal innovation of the southern hemisphere when it does not benefit the original owners of the genetic materials and processes. ...
    • Agricultural biotechnology for sustainable productivity: a USAID initiative for plant biotechnology in the developing world 

      Dodds, John (NABC, 1994)
      Significant changes in world geography and politics and an ever-growing world population continue to put increasing pressure on food producers to deliver more food grown in the same or less space with greater nutritional ...
    • Agricultural Biotechnology in DevelopingAgricultural biotechnology in developing nations: place, role and contradictions 

      Silva, Jose de Souza (NABC, 1994)
      Agricultural biotechnology holds the scientific/technological potential to deliver many benefits to developing nations; yet, its present development world-wide is not without contradictions. The political process through ...
    • Agriculture in the 1990s and beyond 

      Kleckner, Dean (NABC, 1994)
      Industrialization presents many opportunities and challenges to America’s farmers. We need to capitalize on those that offer the most promise and are also alert to coming Farmers see themselves as society’s creators and ...
    • Biotechnology and the environment 

      Batie, Sandra S. (NABC, 1994)
      Much of the debate about biotechnology and the environment is not so much about the nature and magnitude of the risk, but rather, who should bear the costs if a course of action proves to be in error. Should biotechnology ...
    • Biotechnology for the public good 

      Cook, R. James (NABC, 1994)
      As Americans, we expect and take for granted an ever increasing supply and choices of quality, affordable food while also generating a positive balance in international trade. We also expect that this can be achieved with ...
    • Biotechnology-global interdependence 

      Sawyer, Richard L. (NABC, 1994)
      Multiple interests and pressures on Earth today are moving us rapidly towards problems and progress. As major gains are made on some fronts, new problems emerge on others. Unresolved religious, tribal and ethnic differences ...
    • Choices from the past 

      Fitzgerald, Deborah (NABC, 1994)
      We need to be concerned about the important relationships between citizen groups, federal researchers and policymakers, and scholars and donors. We need to keep old strategies available to all, such as students who will ...
    • Commercialization of genetically modified plants: progress towards the marketplace 

      Fraley, Robert T. Fraley (NABC, 1994)
      Agricultural productivity increases over the last 40 years were driven by significant advances in several areas: plant breeding, farm mechanization, the use of crop chemicals, irrigation systems and modern farm management ...
    • Current and next generation agricultural biotechnology products and processes considered from a public good perspective 

      Hardy, W.F. (NABC, 1994)
      A hierarchical structure of public good based on relative importance is presented, arranged from the greatest to the least: freedom of choice; knowledge; human health; economics; environment; sustainability; global ...
    • Genetic engineering (“Biotech”): use of science gone wrong 

      Clark, John Bell (NABC, 1994)
      Even if genetic engineering does not lead to unforeseen mutations and runaway alien varieties, the disruptions to balances in nature are predictable— a genetic characteristic always results in an end product or products ...
    • Global interdependence and the private sector 

      Lesser, WilliamH. (NABC, 1994)
      Developing countries need biotechnology products and must pay for what is used. At the same time developing countries take out patents on their own genetic materials, largely unimproved germplasm. However, we do not presently ...
    • How the agenda is set 

      Offutt, Susan (NABC, 1994)
      The advent of biotechnology has hastened the day of reckoning by accentuating the linkages among farming practices, the natural resource base, food processing, and consumption requirements and desires. Given the complexity ...
    • Looking to thefuture 

      Day, Peter R.; Moser, Bobby D.; Milligan, Larry P.; Swan, Patricia B. (NABC, 1994)
      Panel discussion by speakers on their expectations, impressions and take-away message of the meeting.
    • Meeting overview 

      Thomashow, Michael F.; Mooney, Loren A. (NABC, 1994)
      Short descriton of NABC 6: Agricultural biotechnolgy & the public good. Included are descriptions of the variouse speakers with great emphasis given to workshop discussions and suggested regulation.
    • Moving beyond dialogue 

      Youngberg, I. Garth (NABC, 1994)
      The time has come for the biotechnology industry to explore the principles and processes of participatory decision-making, and to implement concrete decision-making opportunities involving all elements of the agricultural ...
    • Public policy, biotechnology and the structure of agriculture 

      Browne, William P. (NABC, 1994)
      Numerous perspectives exist on the relationship between emerging biotechnology innovations and the structure of agriculture emphasize what can be done to influence that relationship. The author argues that the historic ...
    • Workshop on setting the agricultural biotechnology agenda 

      Raynor, Patricia T.; Thorburn, Thomas L. (NABC, 1994)
      Workshop report and recommendations