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Biotechnology And The New Agricultural Revolution

1st Edition

By Joseph J Molnar

CRC Press

306 pages

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Hardback: 9780367012922
pub: 2019-04-18
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The advent of new methods in shaping the performance characteristics of plants, animals, and microbes dramatically expands the possibilities for advances in agriculture -- a new "Green Revolution" in the offing. This book examines the impact of such developments on agricultural institutions, agribusiness, and farmers: What happens when a fundamenta

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction: The Biotechnology Revolution -- Institutional Issues -- The Changing Division of Labor Between the University and Industry: The Case of Agricultural Biotechnology -- Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology: Historical Perspectives -- The Debate over the Deliberate Release of Genetically Engineered Organisms: A Study of State Environmental Policy Making -- Shifts in Farming and Agriculture -- Theories of Technical Change in Agriculture with Implications for Biotechnologies -- The Impact of the Biotechnology and Information Revolutions on the Dairy Industry -- The Social Impacts of Bovine Somatotropin: Emerging Issues -- Biotechnology and the Future of Production of Meat and Other Livestock Products -- International Perspectives -- U.S. Agricultural Competitiveness: Evidence from Invention Data -- Application of Biotechnology and Other New Technologies in Developing-Country Agriculture -- From Green Revolution to Gene Revolution: Common Concerns About Agricultural Biotechnology in the First and Third Worlds -- Conclusion: Biotechnology, Farming, and Agriculture into the 21st Century

About the Author

Joseph J. Molnar is professor of rural sociology at Auburn University. He most recently edited Agricultural Change: Consequences for Southern Farms and Rural Communities (Westview Press).

Henry Kinnucan is assistant professor of agricultural economics at Auburn University. He is the author of numerous articles in American Journal of Agricultural Economics and related publications.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General