Genetically Modified Foods: Casebook for the Politics and the Making of U. S. Environmental Policy

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Overview

Environmental Politics Casebook: Genetically Modified Foods includes testimony, journal and newspaper articles, book chapters, and interest group communications such as press releases and on-line briefs, as well as other studies and reports that constitute the principal elements of the public debate on the genetic modification of food. A companion to Environmental Politics: Interest Groups, the Media, and the Making of Policy, it provides the substantive, detailed, case-in-point application for practices and principles previously discussed only in theory, keeping the basic text compact and current.

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This casebook is designed as a companion to the author's , which centers around the concept that public policy is formed from the reconciliation of the competing interests around a specific issue. It reinforces the principles and concepts discussed in the companion text, compiling documents related to food bioengineering from different viewpoints and from a variety of sources—including legislation, regulation, media, science, environmental advocacy, business, and international documents. For students of environmental science and technology, and public policy. No subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566705516
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/21/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

LEGISLATIVE DOCUMENTS
Discussion
H.R. 3377: The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, S. 2080
The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-know Act
Congressional Record May 26, 1999 (Edited)
H.R. 3883: Genetically Engineered Food Safety Act

REGULATION DOCUMENTS
Discussion
New Crops, New Century, New Challenges: How Will Scientists, Farmers, and Consumers Learn to Love Biotechnology and What Happens if they Don't, Dan Glickman, Secretary of Agriculture
Are Bioengineered Foods Safe? (FDA)
Healthy Harvests: Growth Through Biotechnology, US Department of State
FDA to Strengthen Pre-Market Review of Bioengineered Foods, US Department of Health and Human Services
Plant Biotechnology Regulation: Science-Based and Consumer Accessible from Plow to Plate, American Crop Protection Association
The Food and Drug Administration's New Proposal on Genetically Engineered Foods: First Draft Analysis, The Center for Food Safety
The ABC's of GE Food, Environmental Research Foundation
The Labeling Logic, Charles Margulis, Greenpeace
Thumbs Down of FDA Rules for Biotech Food-Proposed Regulation Unnecessary, Harmful, Competitive Enterprise Institute
GMA Comments of USDA/GIPSA Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Testimony of Mary C. Sophos)
Agricultural Biotechnology-Domestic Regulation, American Farm Bureau

MEDIA DOCUMENTS
Discussion
Frankenstein Foods?, Kenneth Klee, Newsweek
The Politics of Food, Maria Margaronis, The Nation
Food Fight Comes to America, John Stauber, The Nation
Food Risks and Labeling Controversies, Regulation, Volume 23, No. 1
SCIENCE DOCUMENTS
Discussion
US Regulatory System Needs Adjustment as Volume and Mix of Transgenic Plants Increase in Marketplace, National Academy of Sciences
Opening Statement Press Conference on Genetically Modified Pest-Protected Plants: Science and Regulation, National Academy of Sciences
Biotech Detractors Distort Science to Support their Views, American Council on Science and Health Editorial
Killer Corn, Jan Rissler, Nucleus
If You're Not Concerned about GM Foods, You Will Be after You Read This: What the Academy of Science Says about Genetically Engineered Crops, Rachel's Weekly
Montague vs. Scott: Face Off on Genetically Modified Foods, TomPaine.com
Risk and Precaution in Agricultural Biotechnology: A Role for Science and Scientists, Katherine Barrett

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY DOCUMENTS
Discussion
Biotech in Trouble, Part 1, Rachel's Weekly
Biotech in Trouble, Part 2, Rachel's Weekly
The X Fields, Greenpeace Quarterly
Genetically Engineered Foods: Who's Minding the Store, Environmental Defense
Portrait of an Industry in Trouble, Worldwatch news Brief
The Next Endangered Species?, The Campaign's Take Action Packet
Genetic Engineering at a Historic Crossroads: The Sierra Club Biotechnology Task Force Report
Eating in the Dark, TomPaine.com
The Genetically Engineered Food Fight, News on Earth
BUSINESS DOCUMENTS
Discussion
Food Labeling: The Problems of Mandated Information for Biotechnology, Consumer Alert
Billions Served. Reason Magazine Online
The New Monsanto Pledge
21st Century Luddites?, Washington Legal Foundation
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTS
Discussion
Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity
Council Regulation (EC) No. 1139/98 The Council of the European Union
WEB SITES
Issues

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