Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture, Food and the Environment: Safety Assessment and Regulation

Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture, Food and the Environment: Safety Assessment and Regulation

by Ingvar Sundh, Andrea Wilcks, Mark S. Goettel
     
 

Microorganisms are widely used in various beneficial applications, including food, pest control, bioremediation, biodegradation, biofuel processes, and plant symbiosis and growth stimulation. This book provides an overview of the available methodology for safety assessments of microorganisms, including determination of their infectivity and whether they produce

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Overview

Microorganisms are widely used in various beneficial applications, including food, pest control, bioremediation, biodegradation, biofuel processes, and plant symbiosis and growth stimulation. This book provides an overview of the available methodology for safety assessments of microorganisms, including determination of their infectivity and whether they produce toxic or sensitizing substances. Also covered are the regulatory systems in risk assessment and management of microbial products, quarantine legislations, international treaties, the importance of public risk perception and risk reduction behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845938109
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Ingvar Sundh is Professor of Ecological Microbiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Andrea Wilcks is Senior Scientist , Technical University of Denmark.

MarkS. Goettel is at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, Canada.

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