Innogen · News · September 12, 2013

Castle edits new Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development

Castle edits new <em>Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development</em>

David Castle and Canadian colleagues edit new compendium of knowledge, experience and insights on agriculture, biotech and development.

Edited by Stuart J. Smyth, Peter W.B. Phillips, University of Saskatchewan, Canada and David Castle, University of Edinburgh, UK

Beginning with an account of GM crop adoptions and attitudes towards them, the book assesses numerous crucial processes, concluding with detailed insights into GM products. Drawing on expert perspectives of leading authors from 48 different institutions in 18 countries, it provides a unique, global overview of ag-biotech following 20 years of adoption. Many consider GM crops the most rapid agricultural innovation adopted in the history of agriculture. This book provides insights as to why the adoption has occurred globally at such a rapid rate.

This is a rich and varied collection of research, which will appeal to scholars, academics and practitioners worldwide. An invaluable resource, this book will be a first point of reference to anyone with an interest in ag-biotech and studies into agriculture, biotechnology and development.

Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development flyer PDF, 215KB

Prof David Castle