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Important Publications

Biotech Patents _Game As Usual.

Recent Advances in the Development of Transgenic Papaya Technology

Insecticide Use on Vegetables in Ghana

Bt-cotton in India: Anatomy of a Controversy

Economic Impacts of Low Level Presence of not Yet Approved GMOs on the EU Food Sector

Table of Contents: Nature Reviews Focus on Stem Cells

Engineered Recombinant Human Paraoxonase 1

Colloquium Paper: Where does Biodiversity go from Here?

Vitamin C and Cancer Revisited

Death Renews Biosecurity Debate

The Scientific Roots of Modern Plant Biotechnology

Bt Cotton and Farmer Suicides in India:
       Reviewing the Evidence

Introduction: Reactive Oxygen Species Special Feature

Draft Plan of Action for Operationalisation of the National Policy for Farmers, 2007

Institutional Boundaries and Interorganizational Collaboration in the Field of Agricultural       Biotechnology

Harvard Under Review

EU Discussion on GMO Regulatory Policy

Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy Executive Summary

Global Challenges and Directions for Agricultural Biotechnology:
       Workshop Report

Cooperativity and Biological Complexity

Industry Collaboration and the Discipline of Academic Science:
      The Case of Arabidopsis Research, 1974-2003

Genetically Engineered Plants and Foods:
       A Scientist’s Analysis of the Issues (Part I)

Agricultural Biotechnology and Normative Transformation in Academic Science

Publications on Arch Allergy......(Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)

Plant Physiology (July 2008; Volume 147, Issue 3)

The Role of Science and Discourse in the Application of the Precautionary Approach (PA)

Food Fight

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

Domestication and Early Agriculture in the Mediterranean Basin: Origins,Diffusion, and Impact

Ministers and Scientists Urge Rethink on GM Crops

Terrorists Hit University Researchers

The Cult of the Amateur in Agriculture Threatens Food Security

Scientists Without Borders

How Old is the Sunflower in Mexico?

The Environmental Impact of Recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) Use in Dairy Production

Reply to Rieseberg and Burke, Heiser, Brown, and Smith: Molecular, Linguistic, and        Archaeological Evidence for Domesticated Sunflower in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

Molecular Evidence and the Origin of the Domesticated Sunflower

A Lack of Linguistic Evidence for Domesticated Sunflower in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

Winnowing the Archaeological Evidence for Domesticated Sunflower in Pre-Columbian        Mesoamerica

State of the Science on the Health Risksa of GM Foods

Compliance Costs for Regulatory Approval of New Biotech Crops

Seeds of Opportunity: Towards a Sustainable, Consultative and Ethically Justified Use of        Genetically Modified Plants

Warming of the Indian Ocean Threatens Eastern and Southern African Food Security but could be        Mitigated by Agricultural Development

Virus meets RNAi:
      Symposium on Antiviral Applications of RNA Interference

Epigenomic Tools

Detailed Analysis on Epigenome Technology

Transgenesis via Permanent Integration of Genes in Repopulating Spermatogonial Cells in Vivo

A Note on Rising Food Prices

Pharma Pursues Novel Models for Academic Collaboration

Putting Science over Supposition in the Arena of Personalized Genomics

The Paradox of Model Organisms

Dealing with a Data Dilemma

Agronomy and Plant Breeding are Key to Combating Food Crisis

The Auxin Influx Carrier LAX3 Promotes Lateral Root Emergence

Peer Review Contestations in the Era of Transgenic Crops

Deletion in a Gene Associated with Grain Size Increased Yields During Rice Domestication

Agricultural Innovation and Economic Growth in Africa: Renewing International Co-operation

Global Impact of Biotech Crops: Socio-Economic and Environmental Effects, 1996-2006

Testing Time for Substantial Equivalence

Modern Day Agriculture

The Agbiotech Booklist

Freeing the Farm: A Farm Bill for All Americans

Nature Reviews Genetics Table of Contents Volume 9

Nature Reviews Microbiology Contents August 2008 Volume 6

Nature Nanotechnology Research Highlights Newsletter, 18 July 2008

Science and Technology Innovation-Manchester

The latest issue of Plant Physiology (July 2008; Volume 147, Issue 3) has a special section on next generation of biotech crops especially on nutritional improvement.  These papers can be downloaded free!

"Genetic Improvement of Bioenergy Crops"

Influence of Transgenosis on the Plant-Insect- Relationships, in Particular on Chemically       Mediated Interactions

Effect of Transgenes Conferring Enhanced Pathogen Resistance on the Interaction with Symbiotic        Fungi in Rice

Impact on the Soil Ecosystem through Natural and Genetically Engineered Organisms:
      Effects, Methods and Definition of Damage as Contribution to Risk Assessment

The Decomposition of Bt-Corn on the Fields and its Impact on Earthworms and on other        Macroorganisms in the Soil

Environmental Post-market Monitoring of Bt-maize:
       Approaches to Detect Potential Effects on Butterflies and Natural Enemies

In Need of a Green Revolution:
An Interview With Robert Paarlberg

Another Inconvenient Truth:
      How biofuel policies are deepening poverty and accelerating climate change

Columns by Dan Gardner

The Art and Design of Genetic Screens: RNA Interference

Resistance Redux: Infectious Diseases, Antibiotic Resistance and the Future of Mankind

How Sustainable are we?: Facing the Environmental Impact of Modern Society

Exporting the Ecological Effects of Climate Change

LAO PDR: An Evaluation Synthesis on RIce

Introduction a Genetically Modified Banana in Uganda and its Impacts

Ecological Effects of Transgenic Crops and the Escape of Transgenes into Wild Populations
It's Frankenfood V. 'The Killer Tomatoes'

Technical Issues Relating to Agricultural Microbial Genetic Resources (AMIGRS), Including their        Characteristics, Utilization, Preservation and Distribution

Expression of the Legume Symbiotic Lectin Genes psl and gs52 Promotes Rhizobial Colonization       of Roots in Rice

Metabolic Engineering of Rice with Soybean isoflavone synthase for Promoting Nodulation Gene        Expression in Rizobia
      Research Paper

Novel Applications of Fungi
( Word Doc.)
By S.B.Sullia

Expressing Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen in Rice
       By Janaki Krishna

Science, Technology and Innovation
       Alfred Watkins and Michael Ehst
       The World Bank on STI

Facts and Figures at a Glance, 2007: Global Status of Commercialized Transgenic Crops
( Word Doc.)
By T.M. Manjunath   

Bt-Cotton in India:The Technology Wins as the Controversy Wanes
( Word Doc.)
By T.M. Manjunath    

 Genetic Engineering Approaches to Improving Nitrogen Use Efficiency
       An ISB Report

 Microbiology in the Post-genomic Era
       NRM Medini Serruto 2008

 Biofuel and Global Biodiversity

Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation of Citrus

Potential Impacts of Bt Eggplant on Economic Surplus and Farmers' Health in India

Production of Polyhydroxybutyrate in Switchgrass

Perils of ‘‘Industrial Gene’’ and ‘‘Beanbag Genetics’’

Are Biotechnology Degree Courses Relevant?

Micronucleus Test and Comet Assay on Mice

RH Nature Reviews Genetics 08- Opposition to Transgenic Ttechnologies

Genetic Engineering Approaches to Impoving Nitrogen use Efficiency

 A Review of International Labeling Policies of Genetically Modified Food

Compliance Costs for Regulatory Approval of New Biotech Crops

GM Crops: Fears and Excitement

The Unfolding Gene Revolution:
The Ideology, Science, and Regulation of Plant Biotechnology

Extreme Polyploidy in a Large Bacterium

Midgut Bacteria Required for Bacillus thuringiensis        Insecticidal Activity

Agriculture for Sustainable Economic Development: A       Global R&D Initiative to Avoid a Deep and Complex Crisis

Biosafety in India

Biosafety and Beyond

Attributes and Socio-economic Dynamics of Adopting Bt Cotton

Biology and Utility, Meanings and Histories

GMOs: Need for Appropriate Risk Assessment System

Bt Cotton in India

Bt Cotton: Farmers’ Reactions

Biotechnologists Too Are Bound by Scientific Methods

Suicide Seeds? Biotechnology Meets the Developmental State

Turning Science into Policy:
      Challenges and Experiences from the Science–Policy Interface

Adoption of Bt Cotton and Impact Variability:
       Insights from India

Noninvasive Molecular Imaging of Small Living Subjects using Raman Spectroscopy

The Cost of Biosafety Regulations: the Indian Experience

Biofortified Crops and Biotechnology:
       A Political Economy Landscape for India

Naturalising Transgenics:
      Official Seeds, Loose Seeds and Risk in the Decision Matrix of Gujarati Cotton Farmers

Mitochondrial Heteroplasmy and the Evolution of Insecticide Resistance:
       Non-Mendelian Inheritance in Action

Larval Feeding on Bt Hybrid and Non-Bt Corn Seedlings by Harmonia axyridis
(Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

Larry Hoffman. L.B.Hoffman Farms Inc., and Dale Beaudoin vs. Monsanto Canada Inc. and Bayer Cropscience Inc.
The Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan,
Citation: 2007 SKCA 47, Docket: 1148

Modern Biotechnology as an Integral Supplement to Conventional Plant Breeding:
The Prospects and Challenges

By Prem P. Jauhar
Crop Science, 46:1841–1859 (2006).

Naturalising Transgenics:
Official Seeds, Loose Seeds and Risk in the Decision Matrix of Gujarati Cotton Farmers

By Devparna Roy, Ronald J. Herring and Charles C. Geisler
Journal of Development Studies, Vol.43, No.1, 158 –176, January 2007

The Genomics Revolution and Development Studies: Science, Poverty and Politics
By Ronald J Herring
Journal of Development Studies, Vol.43, No.1, 1 –30, January 2007

Stealth Seeds: Bioproperty, Biosafety, Biopolitics
Journal of Development Studies, Vol.43, No.1, 130 –157, January 2007
By Ronald J Herring

Why did "Operation Cremate Monsanto" Fail?
Science and Class in India's Great Terminator-Technology Hoax

By Ronald J.Herring,
Critical Asian Studies 38:4 (2006), 467–493

Farm-Level Economic Performance of Genetically Modified Cotton in Maharashtra, India
Review of Agricultural Economics—Volume 28, Number 1

The GMO Experience in North and South America
International Journal of Technology and Globalisation, Vol. 2, Nos. 1/2, 2006

The Top 100 Living Contributors to Biotechnology
Featured at the CORDIA Convention (London; October 2005)

Global Actors, Markets and Rules Driving the Diffusion of Genetically Modified (GM) Crops in Developing Countries
Intenational Journal of. Technology and Globalisation, Vol. 2, Nos. 1/2, 2006

Do Humans Need GMOs? -- A View from a Global Trade Market
Journal of American Academy of Business,
Cambridge, Vol. 8 (1), 147

Pusztai's Potatoes - Is 'Genetic Modification' the Culprit?
By Dr. Nina V. Fedoroff,
February 25, 2006

More on Pusztai Research from 'Pandora's Picnic Basket'
By Alan McHughen

Transgenes in Mexican maize: Desirability or Inevitability?
By Peter H. Raven,
August 15, 2005

Prince Charles and Genetically Modified Food
Articles and Comments from AgBioView

Communicating with the Public, Media and Policymakers on AgBiotech Issues
Articles and Comments from AgBioView

The Future of Food and Medicine
By Karri Hammerstrom,

Scientific Journal Articles: General Safety and Safety Assessment of Specific Genetically Modified Crops
A Compilation of Food and Feed Safety Studies

A Decade of Commercialized Transgenic Crops -- Analyses of their Global Adoption, Safety and Benefits
By T.M Manjunath

Playing God or Improving Human Lives?
Religious, Moral and Ethical Perspectives on Food Biotechnology

Articles and comments from AgBioView

USAID Answers Questions About Biotechnology, Addresses Concerns Raised By Countries Receiving U.S. Food Aid
U.S. Agency for International Development

Safety of Bt-Cotton: Facts Allay Fear
By T.M. Manjunath

Peer Reviewed Publications on the Safety of GM Foods
By Christopher Preston

Experience from the Humanitarian Golden Rice Project:
Extreme Precautionary Regulation Prevents Use of Green Biotechnology in Public Projects

By Ingo Potrykus

European Biotech Manifesto: Science Fights Back!
'Dangers of Letting "Eco-Stalinists" Hijack Intelligent Debate'

Interview with Klaus Amman

Can GM Crops be Introduced into Crop Centres of Origin and Diversity?
By C. Kameswara Rao and S. Shantharam

GM Crops: The Crushing Cost of Regulation
By Willy De Greef

Africa: Time to Focus on Invisible Wealth
By James Shikwati

Can Biotechnology Help Fight World Hunger?
Congressional Hunger Center Biotech Briefing

The Farm Scale Evaluations of GM Crops in UK
Articles and Comments from AgBioView

Biodiversity and Agricultural Biotechnology -
A Review of the Impact of Agricultural Biotechnology on Biodiversity

By Klaus Amman,
Director of the Botanischer Garten Bern

Chicken Little: The Green Threat to Progress
By Andrew McIntyre

GM-Free Wales -- Admirable Aspiration or Misguided Fantasy?
University of Glamorgan

The Environmental Challenge
By Peter Raven

Deploying the Full Arsenal:Fighting Hunger with Biotechnology (PDF)
By Peter Lacy

UK Organic Farming in Proper Perspective
By Anthony Trewavas, Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology

A Critique of Christian Aid and its Attitude to GM crops
Scientists for Labor

Let the facts speak for themselves: The contribution of agricultural crop biotechnology
to American farming
(Word Doc)
The American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association and others

A Collection of Open Letters to the Participants in the Phony War Over Biotechnology
By Mark Mansour

Biotech Yield References
A compilation of documents about biotech yields and environmental benefits

The Safety of Foods Produced Through Biotechnology
Society of Toxicology Position Paper

Biotechnology: Addressing Today's Core Issues For Better Food & Industry Growth (PDF)
By Thomas Jeffersoh Hoban, PH.D

Vitamin A Deficiency Disorders: Origins of the Problem and Approaches to Its Control
By Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS

Livestock Performance: Feeding Biotech Crops (PDF)
By J. H. Clark and I. R. Ipharraguerre

Crop Biotechnology: Benefits, Risks and Ownership
By Gordon Conway, President,
The Rockefeller Foundation

Feeding the World in the 21st Century: The Role of Agricultural Science and Technology
By Norman Borlaug

Applying the Precautionary Principle to Genetically Modified Crops (PDF)
By Indur Goklany

Genetic Modification is a Simple Extension of Conventional Breeding
By Syamal Krishna Ghosh and Chitore Kr. Guha Sarkar

Ending World Hunger: The Promise of Biotechnology and the Threat of Antiscience Zealotry
By Norman E. Borlaug

Dr. Strangelunch -- Or: Why we should learn to stop worrying and love genetically modified food
By Ronald Bailey

Biotechnology's Greatest Challenge
by Nigel J. Taylor and Claude M. Fauquet

Transgenic Plants and Biosafety: Science, Misconceptions and Public Perceptions
by C. Neal Stewart, Jr, Harold A. Richards, IV and Matthew D. Halfhill

Genetically Modified Crops: Demystifying the Science
by Derek Burke

GM Is the Best Option We Have
by Anthony Trewavas

The Hypocrisy of Organic Farmers by Professor Bob Goldberg

The "Political Economy" of Agricultural BiotechnologyFor the Developing World
by Klaus M. Leisinger

Scientists Leave the Lab to Defend Bioengineered Food
by Lila Guterman

Billions Served (Interview with Norman Borlaug)
by Ronald Bailey

Agriculture in the 21st Century: Vision for Research and Development
by Norman E. Borlaug & Christopher Dowswell

Who's Afraid of Genetic Engineering?
by Jimmy Carter

Feeding a World of 10 Billion People: The Miracle Ahead
by Norman Borlaug

The Church of England Statement on Genetically Modified Organisms
Church Of England

Why Africa Needs Agricultural Biotech
by Florence Wambugu

The Benefits of Biotechnology
by Senator Bond (MO)

Global Governance: A Recipe for Global Protectionism
By Deepak Lal

The Bogus Debate on Bioethics
By Suman Sahai

Genetically Modified Plants: Monsters or Miracles?
By Nina Fedoroff

Safe in the Ivory Tower?
By Peggy G. Lemaux

Arguments in Favour of Genetically-Modified Crops
By Ben Miflin

Rebuttal to Christian Aid
By Christopher Dowswell

Are Bioengineered Foods Safe?
By Larry Thompson

Environmental Benefits and Sustainable Agriculture Through Biotechnology
By Ellin Doyle

Biotechnology can Help Feed an Increasing World Population - Its Positive and Negative Aspects Need to be Balanced
FAO Press Release

Economic Impact of Transgenic Crops in Developing Countries

By Terri Raney

GMOs and NGOs: Biotechnology, The Policy Process, And The Presentation Of Evidence

The Draft Genome of the Transgenic Tropical Fruit Tree Papaya (Carica papaya Linnaeus)

Agricultural Biotechnology: Legal Liability Regimes from Comparative and International

How Biotechnology Is Being Kept Out of Africa

Salt Tolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana Requires Maturation of N-glycosylated Proteins in the Golgi apparatus.

Q & A on Bt-Cotton in India.
       Answers to More than 70 Questions on all Aspects

Scrutinizing Industry-Funded Science: The Crusade Against Conflicts of Interest.

Emerging Markets for GM Foods: An Indian Perspective on Consumer Understanding and
       Willingness to Pay

A Tthree-year Longitudinal Study on the Effects of a Diet Containing Genetically Modified Bt 176 Maize on the Health Status and Performance of Sheep.

Potential Impacts of Genetic use Restriction Technologies (Gurts) on Agrobiodiversity and
      Agricultural Production Systems

National Biotechnology Development Strategy.

Ecological Impacts of Genetically Modified Crops.

Economics of BT Cotton vis-a-vis Traditional Cotton Varieties.

Is Bt Cotton Cultivation Economically Viable for Indian Farmers?

Trends in Biotechnology.

Genetically Engineered Soybeans.

Review of Data on Possible Toxicity of GM Potatoes.

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service GAIN Report.

Agriculture for Sustainable Economic Development.

Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.

Managing the Footprint of Agriculture.

Beyond Risk - A More Realistic Risk–Benefit Analysis of        Agricultural Biotechnologies.

Biosafety and Risk Assessment Framework for Selectable       Marker Genes in Transgenic Crop Plants.

A Global Perspective of the Richness and Evenness of       Traditional Crop-variety Diversity Maintained by Farming       Communities.