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Regulation of Biotechnology for Forestry Products

Roger A. Sedjo
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Chapter Chapter 31 in Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics and Policy, 2006, pp 663-681 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract Genetically improved trees are playing a greater role in meeting the world’s industrial wood requirements. Genetically engineered trees, trees created by asexual means, offer potential to provide higher-quality and lower-priced industrial wood as well as environmental benefits. However, there may also be environmental risks. A regulatory system exists in the United States for assessing the safety and environmental impacts of transgenics, including trees. This chapter discusses some aspects of that regulatory system as it applies to transgenic trees.

Keywords: trees; biotechnology; genetic engineering; forests; wood (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-36953-2_31

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