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    • Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2009)
      World agriculture faces the dual challenges of increasing crop production and addressing climate change. Increasing population, diets inclusive of more animal-based foods, and increased manufacture of biobased industrial ...
    • Agricultural Biofuels: Technology, Sustainability, and Profitability 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2007)
      The fact that the world consumes about two barrels of oil for every barrel discovered and that worldwide 98% of transportation relies on petroleum-based fuels shows that the transportation sector is responsible for about ...
    • Agricultural biotechnology and environmental quality: gene escape and pest resistance 

      Unknown author (NABC, 1998)
      Concerns about the risks of altered genes migrating into non-crop plants and the risks of pests developing a resistance to genetically modified plant pesticides are of critical concern to people opposed to genetic engineering. ...
    • 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 at a crossroads 

      Unknown author (NABC, 1991)
      Focusing on the theme “Agricultural Biotechnology at the Crossroads,” the meeting offered the opportunity to assess the current status and potential future impacts of agricultural biotechnology. How can agricultural ...
    • Agricultural Biotechnology, Food Safety and Nutritional Quality for the Consumer 

      Unknown author (NABC, 1990)
      Increasing media attention given to food safety and food quality in the year of the first United States approval of a genetically-engineered product for use in food production has focused on the coming of biotechnology to ...
    • Agricultural biotechnology: A Public Conversation about Risk 

      Unknown author (NABC, 1993)
      In May 1992, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a request for comments on labeling of biotechnology-based food products that are and a National Academy of Sciences report addresses pesticides in the diets of infants ...
    • Agricultural biotechnology: Beyond food and energy to health and the environment 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2005)
      This conference focused on issues such as plants as new sources of medicinals; bioremediation, phytosensing, and ecorestoration; gene-to-product development; and regulation, consumer acceptance, and risk management.
    • Agricultural biotechnology: Economic growth through new products, partnerships and workforce development 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2006)
      Agricultural Biotechnology: Economic Development through New Products, Partnerships, and Workforce Development—was the first conference to focus primarily on vehicles for transfer of knowledge generated mainly in the ...
    • Agricultural Biotechnology: Finding Common International Goals 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2004)
      Agriculture has had a long history of innovation and adaptation as new ideas, practices, and technologies emerged. Agricultural biotechnology has emerged as a new engine of change in farming. Through directed genetic ...
    • Agricultural biotechnology—novel products and new partnerships 

      Unknown author (NABC, 1996)
      A major attraction of biotechnology for investors has been the allure of new market opportunities and the prospect of revolutionary medical, food, and other products that will change our lives. However, biotechnology’s ...
    • Animal Biotechnology: Opportunities & Challenges 

      Unknown author (NABC, 1992)
      Animal well-being, the safety of animal food products and regulatory issues are addressed in this report along with the examination of links between animal biotechnology and new opportunities in human and animal medicine.
    • Biotechnology and North American specialty crops: Linking research, regulation, and stakeholders 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2013)
      Taxpayers in the United States have invested heavily in public-sector research in agricultural biotechnology to provide more-sustainable and productive crops and safe and nutritious foods. Since the mid-1980s, scientists ...
    • Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture—Policy Alternatives 

      MacDonald, June Fessenden (NABC, 1989-02-15)
      Biotechnology—the use of an organism or its product(s)—is a centuries old technology. Humans have selected, improved, and used organisms and their products for decades: yeasts for bread, wine and cheese making, domesticated ...
    • Biotechnology: Science and Society at a Crossroad 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2003)
      The application of modern biotechnology to food and agriculture holds promise of a revolution as dramatic and far-reaching as the domestication of plants 10,000 years ago. Will the road to that revolution be smooth, rough, ...
    • Food Security: The Intersection of Sustainability, Safety and Defense 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2011)
      Under the weight of a burgeoning global population, changing climate, rising food prices, emerging pathogens, and concerns over environmental integrity and food safety, agriculture faces a period of transition as it is ...
    • Genes for the future: Discovery, ownership, access 

      Unknown author (NABC, 1994)
      Agricultural biotechnology is advancing at a rapid rate that obtaining answers to questions about gene ownership and access have become critically important. Intellectual property rights control the transfer of knowledge ...
    • Genetically Modified Food and the Consumer 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2001)
      While agricultural biotechnology has potential benefits for farmers, consumers and the environment, public outcry has focused on its problems—extreme views on either side are detrimental to all with those claiming that all ...
    • Integrating Agriculture, Medicine and Food for Future Health 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2002)
      The promise of biotechnology, especially as it relates to food, is about shared responsibility and trust. Merging healthful eating with medicines in our foods is part of the promise of biotechnology and food-based products ...
    • New DNA-editing approaches: Methods, applications and policy for agriculture 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2014)
      Low rates of targeted gene deletion and editing in crop plants and livestock have limited advances in research and the application of these techniques to agriculture. Within the last few years, new technologies, such as ...