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Integrating socio-economic considerations into biosafety decisions

The challenge for Asia

This paper introduces the socio-economic implications of modern agricultural biotechnology in Asia and suggests a research agenda to determine if and how biotechnology can contribute to pro-poor sustainable development in the region.

Designing genes

How can genetic engineering serve U.S. midwestern agricultural sustainability?

Explores the intersection of two critical, but rarely juxtaposed science and policy issues: The path to U.S. agricultural sustainability and the future of genetically engineered (GE) crops.

Awakening the Dead Zone

An investment for agriculture, water quality, and climate change

Compares a number of policy options to reduce nutrient loss in the Mississippi River Basin from agricultural sources, provide new income sources for farmers, and help address hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Emerging Global Regime on Genetic Resources

Its Implications for Local Communities

Gives an overview of the emerging global regime on genetic resources, with a special emphasis on its implications for local and impoverished communities worldwide.

Fruits of Progress

Growing sustainable farming and food systems

Shows how ecologically based practices can generate profits, while contributing to broader goals of sustainable development.

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Food

Pilot Analysis Of Global Ecosystems: Agroecosystems

Reveals that environmental damage threatens future world food production.

This is a joint study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and World Resources Institute.

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Food

Cultivating Diversity

Agrobiodiversity and food security

Reveals the urgent need for action to incorporate biodiversity planning into agricultural development, and highlights effective practices and policies.

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