Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops

Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops

A Global Perspective

1st Edition - November 20, 2020

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  • Editors: Pardeep Singh, Anwesha Borthakur, Aditya Abha Singh, Ajay Kumar, Kshitij Singh
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209455
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128207802

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Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops: A Global Perspective 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 the various discussions around the use of GM crops including soil health, effects on animals, environmental sustainability impact, and ethical issues. The book presents aspects of GM crop policies and prevailing controversies throughout the world, in 5 sections containing 23 chapters. Beginning with the discussion of the policies related to GM crops, the book dives deep into issues related to food insecurity, agricultural sustainability, food safety, and environmental risks. Section 5 also captures the recent advances in agricultural biotechnology encompassing research trends, the nano-biotech approach to plant genetic engineering, and other transformation techniques in crop development. The contributors of the book represent different backgrounds, providing a holistic overview of diverse approaches and perspectives. Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops: A Global Perspective is a valuable resource 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, success, and challenges of genetic modification
  • Addresses both crop production and potential health impacts
  • Includes extensive theoretical research and studies


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

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Genetically modified crops: Policies and politics
    1. Genetically Modified Crops and Agricultural Innovation: An Analysis of Law and Policy
    Kshitij Kumar Singh
    2. GMO Policies and Practices: A Global Overview with Special Focus on Turkey
    Erdogan Güneş, Hormoz Movassaghi, Fahri Unsal, Nurdan Tuna Güneş Güneş
    3. Status and policies of GM crops in Russia
    Vasiliy Chokheli, Vishnu Rajput, Pavel Dmitriev, Tatiana Varduny, Tatiana Minkina, Rupesh Kumar Singh, Abhishek Singh
    4. GM Crops in India: Politics, Policies and Political Economy
    Pushpa Singh
    5. Genetically Modified Crops and Intellectual Property Rights: Indian Scenario
    Manoj Kumar Singh, Anand Vikram Singh, Pooja Jaiswal, Sandeep Kumar Singh, Ajay Kumar

    Section 2: Genetically modified crops and global food security
    6. Contribution of Genetically Modified Crops in Agricultural Production: Success Stories
    Allah Bakhsh, Irem Aycan Sırel, Rabia Busenaz Kaya, Ilkay Hilal Ataman, Shakhnozakhan Tillaboeva, Betül Ayça Dönmez, Binnur Yeşil, Ilknur Yel, Merve Tekinsoy, Esra Duru
    7. Genetically Modified Crops changing the Food Insecurity Landscape of the Undernourished Regions of the World
    Saurabh Verma, Sangeeta Saxena
    8. Impact of GM Crops on Agriculture Production: A Positive Reflection through Success Stories
    Reena Deshmukh
    9. GM Crops as a food Security solution
    Girish H.V., Murali, M., Hemanth kumar, N.K., Brijesh Singh, S. Shobha Jagannath, Sudarshana, M. S.

    Section 3: Genetically modified crops and sustainability in agriculture
    10. Genetically modified crops and climate change adaptation
    Suruchi Singh, Madhoolika Agrawal and Shashi Bhushan Agrawal
    11. Sustainable Cultivation of GM Crops in the Age of Climate Change: A Global Perspective
    Kadambini Das
    12. Aspects of genetically modified plants in removing heavy metals from the soil
    Smita Kumar

    Section 4: Genetically modified food: Socio-ethical issues and regulatory challenges
    13. Public acceptance of GM foods: A global perspective (1999-2019)
    Dominika Sikora, Piotr Rzymski
    14. Evolution of genetically modified (GM) crops and the scared world
    Subhankar Biswas, AkankshaSrivastava, SandhyaYadav, Yogesh Mishra
    15. Assessment of the environmental and health impacts of genetically modified crops
    Aditya Vikram Agarwal; Rana Pratap Singh
    16. Food safety issues and challenges of GM crops
    Niaz Ahmad, Ghulam Raza, Tahir Waheed, Zahid Mukhtar
    17. Health risks and environmental concerns of GM crop adoption
    Usha Singh Gaharwar, Akanksha Verma, Richa Singh, Tulika Prasad and Paulraj R
    18. Regulatory Framework for GMOs-Interplay between Regulatory Policies and Socio-ethical Concern
    Sweta Jha, Nirmla Devi Thakur, Aditya Abha Singh
    19. Socio-ethical Aspect of Genetically Modified Organisms: A Critical Analysis
    Ajoykumar KN, Gurudatta Singh and Shackira AM

    Section 5: Technical advancements in plant genetic engineering and crop improvement
    20. Research Trends in Genetically modified (GM) Plants
    Krishna Kumar Rai, Mohd Aamir, Andleeb Zehra and Avinash Chandra Rai
    21. Nano-biotechnological approach of plant genetic engineering
    Rima Kumari, Devendra Pratap Singh
    22. Advances in Genetically Modified Plants by employing modern biotechnological tools: An update
    Shilpi Nagar, Anil Kumar Moola, Lakkakula Satish, Shalini Anand, Charu Dogra Rawat, Manikandan Ramesh, T. Senthil Kumar and B. D. Ranjitha Kumari
    23. Transformation techniques and their role in crop improvements: A global scenario of GM crops
    Abhishek K. Singh, Vishnu D. Rajput, Alok K. Singh, Rakesh S. Sengar, Rupesh Kumar Singh, Tatiana M. Minkina

Product details

  • No. of pages: 578
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: November 20, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209455
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128207802

About the Editors

Pardeep Singh

Dr. Pardeep Singh is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, in New Delhi, India. He obtained his PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi. Dr. Singh has published more than 65 papers in international journals in the fields of waste management, environmental pollution, and agricultural nanotechnology, and has co-edited 30 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, 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

Aditya Abha Singh

Dr. Aditya Abha Singh is currently working as a national post-doctoral fellow for two years in Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi south campus, one of the leading University of India. She has obtained her master’s degree and pursued her doctoral research from Banaras Hindu University, India. Her doctoral research focused on crop plant responses to an atmospheric pollutant and an abiotic stressor tropospheric ozone. She has also worked on interactive effects of ozone with other components of climate change such as raising levels of carbon dioxide and alleviation effects of ozone by the use of antiozonants on model crops. She has published various articles in journal of international repute.

Affiliations and Expertise

University Department of Botany, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India

Ajay Kumar

Dr. Ajay Kumar is a visiting scientist at the Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani center, Rishon Leziyon, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development Israel. He has published extensively in 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, Postharvest management of fruits. Dr. Kumar has published more than 165 research articles including review papers/book chapters/ books in the leading international journals. He is serving as special issue editors in some journals like “Frontiers in Microbiology, Microorganism” etc. In addition also acting as reviewer in some leading journals like Frontiers group, PLOS ONE, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Biological Control, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 3Biotech etc. Dr, Kumar has edited several books with leading publishers including Elsevier, Springer, and Taylor and Francis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Scientist, Agriculture Research Organization, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Volcani Center, Rishon, Lezziyon, Israel

Kshitij Singh

Dr. Kshitij Kumar Singh is an Assistant Professor at Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. Prior to this, he worked as an Assistant Professor in Amity Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Amity University UP (NOIDA Campus). Dr. Singh obtained his LL.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Banaras Hindu University and received Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Asia-Pacific 2010. He has been a Visiting Research Fellow to Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario, Canada in 2009 and 2010. He specializes in intellectual property law and biotechnology law.

Affiliations and Expertise

Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

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  • BABBAN S. Mon Aug 10 2020

    Policy issues in genetically modified crops

    Efforts of young scientists are appreciable. Morning shows the day.Hope they will set milestones in their respective fields.