About the Book
The International Conference on Modern Biotechnologies: Sustainable Innovation and Regulatory Needs took place in Penang, Malaysia, on 7-10 November 2012. It was co-organized by GenØk-Centre for Biosafety, Norway and Third World Network.
With the increasing development and use of modern biotechnologies in agriculture, public health and industrial applications, the strengthening of knowledge of and capacity on biosafety is becoming ever more crucial. In light of this urgent need, the Conference was held to build biosafety capacity at both scientific and policy/regulatory levels with a view to improving risk assessment, risk management and policy and regulation related to these technologies, especially in developing countries where resources and capacities are often low.
This report comprises the organizers’ summary of the proceedings of the Conference as well as abstracts of the presentations delivered. It examines the key issues and main recommendations put forward, within the context of the need to shape scientific research and innovation on modern biotechnologies to prevent or minimize any adverse impacts and to advance the societal interest.
Part One: Summary Report
II. Setting the Stage: Modern Biotechnology in Context
III. Agriculture in Perspective, Agriculture for the Future
IV. GM Innovations and Challenges in Environmental Risk Assessment
V. Precautionary Principle as the Basis for Sustainability
VI. Reflections from the Organizers
Part Two: Abstracts
I. Setting the Stage: Modern Biotechnology in Context
II. Agriculture in Perspective, Agriculture for the Future
III. GM Innovations and Challenges in Environmental Risk Assessment
IV. Precautionary Principles as the Basis for Sustainability
V. Poster Presentations
Part Three: Annexes
Annex 1: Conference Programme
Annex 2: List of Speakers
Malaysia RM9.00 RM1.00
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Others US$8.00 US$4.00 (air); US$2.00 (sea)
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How to Order the Book
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