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Title: Biotechnology in the global economy: beyond technical advances and risks
Author: Juma, Calestous
Keywords: globalization
international trade
genetically-modified organisms (GMOs)
Date: 1999
Publisher: AgBioForum
Citation: AgBioForum 2(3&4) 1999: 218-222.
Abstract: Agricultural biotechnology is the subject of extensive public debates in many countries. This article presents a summary of the results of the International Conference on Biotechnology in the Global Economy held in September 1999 at Harvard University. The article argues that many of the debates are a result of a governance crisis involving the failure to bring social institutions in line with advances in biotechnology. It proposes a set of measures for doing so. These include: promoting consultative processes; undertaking scientific and technical assessments; conducting research and training; reforming national and regional policies and institutions; harmonizing standards and sharing experiences; and facilitating technological cooperation with developing countries.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/1190
ISSN: 1522-936X

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