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  IMPACT OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY ON ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD SECURITY UTJECAJ POLJOPRIVREDNE BIOTEHNOLOGIJE NA OKOLIŠ I SIGURNOST HRANE
 
 
Title: IMPACT OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY ON ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD SECURITY UTJECAJ POLJOPRIVREDNE BIOTEHNOLOGIJE NA OKOLIŠ I SIGURNOST HRANE
Author: Marijan Jošt
Appeared in: Poljoprivreda
Paging: Volume 9 (2003) nr. 2 pages 12-17
Year: 2003
Contents: The application of modern biotechnology in agricultural production processes has generated new ethical, economic, social and environmental dilemmas confronting scientists all over the world. While current knowledge is insufficient for assessing the promised benefits and possible risks of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the principle of “substantial equivalence” in comparing GM and conventional food is profoundly flawed and scientifically insupportable. The current generation of GMOs provide small benefits except corporate profit and marginally improved grower returns. The TRIPS agreement has allowed worldwide patenting of genes and microorganisms, as well as genetically engineered organisms. Granting patents on life encourages biopiracy and the theft of genetic resources belonging to the local community. At the same time, the patented products are sold at relatively high prices to developing countries – the same countries from which the product originated.
Publisher: Faculty of Agriculture in Osijek (provided by DOAJ)
Source file: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften
 
 

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