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    • A farmer’s perspective: Producing food and fiber for an unforgiving world 

      Erickson, David C. (NABC, 2001)
      The biotechnology industry failed to make the system transparent, and failed to get all of the “stakeholders” involved. Farmers need predictability in the products they buy and that they can sell them. This means there is ...
    • A Legal View: Promoting product stewardship and regulation 

      Abramson, Stanley H. (NABC, 2001)
      Recommendations for improving product stewardship and federal regulations.
    • A national network for advanced food and materials 

      Yada, Rickey Y. (NABC, 2010)
      It has been a challenge to link food, health and agriculture in Canada. The Networks of Centers of Excellence (NCEs) was a program established by the Federal Government in 1989 with the goal of mobilizing Canada’s research ...
    • A producer-led framework to assess water sustainability in agriculture: The NISA example 

      Colquhoun, Jed (NABC, 2012)
      Great strides could be made in sustainable natural-resource use from agricultural and societal standpoints with a few relatively simple choices. From an agricultural standpoint, if the goal is to reduce water use and crop ...
    • A scientist’s perspective: The international arena 

      Krattiger, Anatole F. (NABC, 2001)
      We need a good idea to bring about the change needed to make biotechnology flourish and deliver its promise to the world’s citizens at large. Biotechnology is at the heart of the long-term sustainability of our environment, ...
    • A Two-pronged approach: Food safety and nutritional quality 

      Fritz-Jung, Kati (NABC, 2002)
      Nutritionally enhanced products must be foods that consumers want to eat and feel safe in eating. Enhanced nutrition is an added benefit to our products. It is not a primary driver to sell the food, but secondary to what ...
    • AC21—The journey to coexistence 

      Redding, Russell C. (NABC, 2015)
      The Advisory Committee on 21st Century Agriculture (AC21), in response to Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack’s charge to advise the USDA on key issues facing the increasingly complex and diverse US agricultural system, ...
    • Access to intellectual property in biotechnology: constraints on the research enterprise 

      Sederoff, Ronald; Meagher, Laura (NABC, 1994)
      Intellectual property rights (IPR) in biotechnology have a negative effect on the progress of non-profit research. Patent policy and law intend to facilitate research progress, but the current practice has led to barriers, ...
    • Access: Bartering and brokering genetic resources 

      Shands, Henry L. (NABC, 1994)
      If there is to be financial compensation for notable genes making contributions to new varieties or hybrids, developing countries may have to pay for that value when in the past, improved germplasm has been available at no cost.
    • Adapting cropping patterns to climate change 

      White, Jeffrey W. (NABC, 2009)
      The potential impacts of climate change on cropping patterns are highly researchable but present significant methodological challenges. Climate-change impacts are not simply a question of increased or decreased productivity. ...
    • Adapting crops to climate Change 

      Metzlaff, Michael (NABC, 2009)
      The growing world population forces us to invest in increasing research into plants that will grow on less than optimal land while there is and increasing need for alternative energy from biofeedstocks. To be successful, ...
    • Adapting to climate change: The challenges and opportunities in an uncertain policy environment 

      McBean, Gordon A. (NABC, 2009)
      With climate change, there will be stresses on agricultural production in some regions and opportunities in others. Will there be financial and regulatory support for diversification into other crops and for possibly ...
    • 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 ...
    • Africa’s new focus in establishing food security 

      Wambugu, Florence M (NABC, 2004)
      Biotechnology offers significant potential for enhancing nutritional quality of foods and for improving agronomic characteristics to increase food availability. Coupled with adequate public-health guidance on scientifically ...
    • Ag biotech pipeline: What’s in the lineup? 

      Lemaux, Peggy G (NABC, 2006)
      Peggy Lemaux points out that new applications of genetic engineering in agriculture are not limited by the technology. Progress is clouded by factors outside the control of scientists, particularly of academic scientists, ...
    • Agricultural biofuels: Two ethical issues 

      Thompson, Paul B. (NABC, 2008)
      The science and engineering of developing biobased energy alternatives comprise known capabilities, highly plausible conjectures and problems yet to be solved. But scientists and engineers need to pay attention to the ...
    • Agricultural biotechnology and quality of life: What counts as quality? 

      Chadwick, Ruth (NABC, 2004)
      Achieving food security is a necessary condition of quality of life, and improvements in this may at the same time constitute an improvement in quality of life, but they are not sufficient. Quality of life, which is ...
    • Agricultural biotechnology and sustainable development 

      Winfield, Mark (NABC, 1997)
      The development of agricultural biotechnology in North America has been supported by public funds entitling the public to a voice in decisions about the acceptability of these technologies and the value of further public ...
    • 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 and university-industry research relationships: Views of university scientists and administrators and industry 

      Welsh, Rick; Ervin, David; Glenna, Leland; Buccola, Steven; Yang, Hui; Lacy, William; Biscotti, Dina (NABC, 2006)
      According to Rick Welsh—based on a recently completed study—industry funding generally brings modestly less basic and more excludable (e.g. patentable) research than does NSF or NIH funding. Industry is wary of the decline ...