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GM Crop Policies and Challenges - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323851459

GM Crop Policies and Challenges

1st Edition

Editors: Pardeep Singh Anwesha Borthakur Rishikesh Singh Ajay Kumar
Paperback ISBN: 9780323851459
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 3rd January 2022
Page Count: 440
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GM Crop Policies and Challenges contains both theoretical and empirical evidence of a broad range of aspects of GM crop policies throughout the world. Emphasizing world agriculture production and ethics of GM crops, the book balances insights into various discussions around the use of GM crops, including soil health, effects on animals, environmental sustainability impact, and ethical issues. Modern agriculture is directly and explicitly characterized by the adoption of new technologies, their developmental processes and emerging scientific approaches.

This book will be useful for researchers in agricultural policy and economics, agricultural biotechnology, soil science, genetic engineering, ethics, environmental management, sustainable development and NGOs.

Key Features

  • Discusses ethics, varieties, research trends and success stories of genetic modification
  • Includes both crop production and human health impacts
  • Compares and contrasts GM policies from around the world


Policy makers, researchers in multi-national seed companies, those working in agricultural economics, agricultural biotechnology, soil science, genetic engineering, ethics, environmental management, sustainable development. NGOs

Table of Contents

1. Understanding GM crops, definition and historical facts
2. World Agriculture production and need of GM crops
3. Ethics and GM: A critical analysis
4. GM crops and its success stories with respect to agriculture productions
5. Research trends in GM plants
6. Environmental and Health Impacts from GM Crop Adoption
7. GM Crops as a Food Security Solution
8. Market and Regulations of Genetically Modified Crops
9. Ethical issues in use of GM Crops
10. Sustainable cultivation of GM crops in the Era of Global Climate Change
11. Food safety issues and challenges of GM Crops
12. GM crop’s impacts on soil health and Quality
13. IPR challenges and GM crops

Case studies
1. Status and policies of GM crops in Asia (India, China and Pakistan)
2. Status and policies of GM crops in Europe
3. Status and policies of GM crops in the US
4. Status and policies of GM crops in Russia
5. Status and policies of GM crops in African countries
. Status and policies of GM crops in Middle Eastern countries


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About the Editors

Pardeep Singh

Pardeep Singh

Dr Pardeep Singh is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, at PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India The area of his doctoral research is degradation of organic pollutants through various indigenous isolated microbes and by using various types of photocatalytic.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Anwesha Borthakur

Dr. Anwesha Borthakur is a research fellow at the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has an M.Phil and PhD in Science Policy Studies. The area of her both M.Phil and PhD studies was waste management and policy implications in India. She has published more than 30 papers/chapters in international peer-reviewed journals and books. Presently working as a Post Doctoral Fellow.

Affiliations and Expertise

Leuven International and European Studies (LINES), KU Leuven, Belgium

Rishikesh Singh

Dr. Rishikesh Singh has completed his PhD from Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. His research interests are in soil carbon dynamics, land- use change and management, emerging agronomic practices, biochar and carbon sequestration. His current research assignment is based on environmental impact analysis of traditional and emergent agronomic practices in Indo-Gangetic Plains of India. He has published several research and review articles and is a reviewer of several international journals of Elsevier, Taylor and Francis and Springer Nature groups.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Ajay Kumar

Dr. Ajay Kumar is currently working as visiting scientist in Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani center, RishonLeziyon, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development Israel. Dr. Kumar completed his doctoral research from Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He has published more than sixty research articles and book chapters in the leading International and National journals or books. He has wide area of research experience, especially in the field of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Microbial biocontrol, and Endophytes related with the medicinal plants. Recently London Journal Press provide him “Quarterly Franklin Membership" (Membership ID#TM89775) for their significant contribution in the research field. In addition, he is invited member in the editorial committee of “International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences”and “Journal of Plant Science and Agriculture Research. He is also act as reviewer in some leading journals like PLOS ONE, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, Biological Control, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 3Biotech etc. He has already edited some book with “Elsevier” like “PGPR amelioration in Sustainable agriculture”, “Climate Change and Agriculture Ecosystem”, “Role of Plant growth promoting bacteria in sustainable Agriculture and Nanotechnology”, “Microbial Endophytes: Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture”, “Abatements of Environmental Pollutants” and some are under the production

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Scientist, Agricultural Research Organization - The Volcani Centre Rishon LeZion, Israel

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