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Introduction: Catastrophic Calamities and Clucking Cacophonies

C. Neal Stewart

in Genetically Modified Planet: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157451
eISBN:
9780199790388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157451.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

Transgenic crops have been grown very little in Europe where they are most controversial, and grown most in the US where they are generally accepted as safe. Since the first environmental release in ... More


Genetically Modified Organisms in Africa: Regulating a Threat or an Opportunity?

Fikremarkos Merso Birhanu

in The Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms: Comparative Approaches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542482
eISBN:
9780191594342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542482.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Modern biotechnology has promised much for agriculture, and these promises are certainly attractive in the case of Africa. Importantly, a number of countries in the continent continue to grapple ... More


Pluralism in Postnational Risk Regulation

Nico Krisch

in Beyond Constitutionalism: The Pluralist Structure of Postnational Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199228317
eISBN:
9780191594793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228317.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

Chapter 6 focuses on a central area of global governance often regarded as an example of failed cooperation—the regime complex around trade, food safety, and the environment, illustrated in the ... More


Hazardous Materials

Dean O. Smith

in Managing the Research University

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793259
eISBN:
9780199896813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793259.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Biological materials such as infectious agents, recombinant DNA molecules, and genetically modified organisms can cause serious health risks if they are not contained properly. Therefore, the federal ... More


Multilateral Environmental Agreements

A. Damodaran

in Encircling the Seamless: India, Climate Change, and the Global Commons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066750
eISBN:
9780199080106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066750.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the dangers of instrumentalism that has affected environmental management regimes around the world. It considers instrumentalism as a phenomenon that obscures the basic purpose ... More


Risk Governance through Transparency: Information Disclosure and the Global Trade in Transgenic Crops

Gupta Aarti

in Transparency in Global Environmental Governance: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027410
eISBN:
9780262320856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027410.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

In this chapter, Aarti Gupta analyses the extent to which information disclosure facilitates safe global trade and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as mandated within the Cartagena ... More


Paranoia Begets Permissiveness

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester

in Breeding Bio Insecurity: How U.S. Biodefense Is Exporting Fear, Globalizing Risk, and Making Us All Less Secure

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226444055
eISBN:
9780226444079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444079.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

The U.S. biodefense program has been going along a dangerous path for two overarching reasons of paranoia and permissiveness that make strange relations. When each of them is taken alone, they can ... More


Dangerous Acquaintances

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester

in Breeding Bio Insecurity: How U.S. Biodefense Is Exporting Fear, Globalizing Risk, and Making Us All Less Secure

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226444055
eISBN:
9780226444079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444079.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

The easiest way for terrorists to cause massive panic and death with bioweapons would be to place one graduate student in one of the hundreds of university labs in the BSL-3 or BSL-4 category to ... More


Who's Minding the Store?

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester

in Breeding Bio Insecurity: How U.S. Biodefense Is Exporting Fear, Globalizing Risk, and Making Us All Less Secure

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226444055
eISBN:
9780226444079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444079.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

Usually everybody trusts the research institutions' legally mandated institutional biosafety committees (IBCs) to safeguard neighborhoods from harm at the local level by providing expert oversight ... More


Not Just a Question of Capital: Health and Human Well-Being

Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol and Stephen Joseph Powell

in Just Trade: A New Covenant Linking Trade and Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814736937
eISBN:
9780814790861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814736937.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the impact of trade on health and human well-being. In particular, it considers how members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) can address human rights that take into ... More


Biotechnology, Trade, and Environment

Sreenivasulu N.S.

in Law Relating to Biotechnology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199467488
eISBN:
9780199087358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467488.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The issues concerning trade in biotechnology and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been highlighted in the context of environment and biodiversity. The various legal frameworks within the ... More


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