1st Edition

Genetically Modified Crops and Food Security Commercial, Ethical and Health Considerations

Edited By Jasmeet Kour, Vishal Sharma, Imtiyaz Khanday Copyright 2023
    308 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This book reviews a wide-range of genetically modified (GM) crops to understand how they are produced, the impacts on the agricultural industry, and their potential for improving food security.

    The production of GM crops has now become an invaluable asset in the agricultural toolbox. With a significant portion of the world suffering from hunger and poverty, this book examines how food security can be achieved through GM crops. A wide variety of crops are examined, from the earliest developments of GM tomatoes and potatoes to recent interest in the development of low-cost, high yielding biofuels, such as microalgae. Chapters also discuss the role of GM crops in pest management and the consequential reduction in the use of insecticides. Overall, this book provides an important synthesis of GM crops from their commercial value to the agricultural industry, as well as their potential for improving food security.

    This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of agricultural engineering, crop science, food biotechology, food security, and those interested in food and agriculture and sustainable development more broadly.

    1. Genetically Modified Plants and Animal foods-An Overview 

    Jasmeet Kour, Sangeeta, Himjyoti Dutta, Mansi Tomar, Kiran Bala, Imitiaz Khandey

    2. Flavr Savr and other GM tomatoes 

    Renu Sharma, Kawaljeet Kour, Jasmeet Kour, Rupinderpal Kaur

    3. Bt Cotton 

    Shivali Panjgotra, Amrit Sudershan, Vishal Sharma and Priya Sharma

    4. Transgenic Soybean 

    Varun Kumar, Amarjeet Kumar and Nidhi Agarwal

    5. Golden Rice 

    Prerna Gupta, Richa Sharma and Manish Bakshi

    6. Genetically modified maize 

    Bharati Sharma, Kanchan Sharma, Priya Sharma, Isha Gupta, Jasmeet Kour, Kawaljeet Kour

    7. Bt Brinjal 

    Amrit Sudershan, Shivali Panjgotra, Priya Sharma and Vishal Sharma

    8. Genetically engineered potato 

    Bharti Mittu, Mahaldeep kaur, Abida bhat, Jasmeet Kour, Kawaljeet Kour

    9. Herbicide Tolerant Alfalfa 

    Priya Sharma, Vishal Sharma, Shivali Panjgotra and Namrata Sharma

    10. Rainbow papaya 

    Naveet Kaushal, Nitesh Sood, Mandeep Kaur and Talwinder Singh

    11. Genetically modified canola 

    Rosy Bansal and Jasmeet Kour

    12. Genetically Modified Sugar-beet: Making to Marketing 

    Nancy Bhura and Jeena Gupta

    13. Genetic modification for 4G biofuel production 

    Sayantan Chakraborty and Himjyoti Dutta

    14. Detection methods of GMO crops 

    Manish Bakshi, Prerna Gupta, Ranjeet Singh Jamwal

    15. Integrated Pest Management Through Genetically Modified Crops 

    Nitika Sharma and Akanksha Bakshi

    16. Socio Economic Impact of Genetically Modified Crops 

    Anu Sharma and Vishal Sharma

    17. GM crops friends and foes: Summarizing the argument

    Kanchan Sharma, Kawaljeet kour, Nancy Bhura, Jasmeet Kour


    Jasmeet Kour is an Assistant Professor (academic arrangement), Department of Food Science and Technology, Padma Shri Padma Sachdev, Govt PG College for Women Gandhi Nagar, Jammu-180003 Jammu & Kashmir, India.

    Vishal Sharma is presently working as Manager Industrial Estate at District Industries Centre, India.

    Imtiyaz Khanday is an Assistant Professor of Plant Reproductive Biology and also Director of Research at the Seed Biotechnology Center of the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis, USA.

    "The maximum proportion of the chapters in this mega book project comprise the ones which describe significant genetically modified crops from the earliest ones to the latest. This piece of work will certainly be impactful over the controversies and challenges that have been hovering over these various genetically-modified foods. Apart from readership point of view, it will prove out to be a great guiding tool for agronomists, agriculturalists, food biotechnologists, food scientists as well etc. Great effort indeed."

    Dr. Shweta Kumari, Women Scientist, Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology


    "This book will be a blessing to academics and researchers alike, since it will provide a complete review of one of the most contentious subjects today: genetically modified crops. This work stands out among other books on the subject because it provides a comprehensive and balanced overview of key aspects of a number of well-known genetically modified crops, including genetic modification requirements and mechanisms, genes in agronomic trait development, and societal benefits. Each of the book's chapters will be unique in terms of providing detailed information on various genetically modified crops."

    Dr. Saurabh Kumar Jha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda University