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Cover for The future of food security: where to from here?

In considering the role of controversial technologies in food security, this chapter looks at the faces of social controversy, the need to sort out agreement from disagreement, and what can be done in policymaking.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food security and technology: fear trumps hope.

This introductory chapter explores the clash between the rhetorical flourishes and the objective evidence that frames the global policy dialogue directed at the challenge of securing an adequate and sustainable supply of affordable and nutritious food for a growing world population.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Expertise and opportunism: who should we listen to?

This chapter focuses on the question of the role expertise should play in the regulation of modern technology in the agriculture and food system and in food policy.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food labelling: what do people want?

This chapter discusses why foods are labelled, what should we label, and who sets the food label. The monitoring, enforcement and regulation of food labels are described. The labelling of genetically modified foods is discussed.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The sustainability challenge: are we facing a chemical Armageddon?

This chapter discusses the historical role of chemicals in agriculture, the changing role of chemicals in farming today, the concerns about chemical residues in food, and the future for chemicals in farming.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for GM agriculture and food security: fears and facts.

This book explores the myths and the reality about GM agriculture and its role in improving food security. The goal of the authors is to use this book to reconfigure the underlying architecture of public consideration of science, technology and commerce in the global food system. An array of...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The technology promise: how can we feed a world of more than 9 billion?

This chapter looks at the current state and future of global food security, focusing on the role of GM crops. The economic, environmental and human health benefits of GM crops are discussed, as well as the opposition to bioscience strategies for global food security.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The politicization of risk: is it safe?

This chapter briefly describes various food production options with focus on genetically modified (GM) crops. The regulation of GM crops is discussed. Food safety facts and fictions are reviewed. The future of farming and food safety is discussed.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Industrial agriculture: who is the real winner?

This chapter attempts to figure out who wins and who loses in GM agriculture. The structure of the biotechnology industry is considered, before discussing the impacts of GM crops.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The nature of natural: whose preferences should dominate?

This chapter describes the safety assessment of food. It defines "natural food" and discusses the impact of "natural food" labelling on food marketing and consumer preference. The association between diet and disease (e.g., neoplasms) and the nutrient improvement of foods through plant breeding...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
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