Biotechnology And Safety Assessment by John A. Thomas

Biotechnology And Safety Assessment

byJohn A. ThomasEditorRoy L. Fuchs

Hardcover | July 29, 2002

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A comprehensive treatise on new developments in biotechnology, the authors ofBiotechnology and SafetyAssessment, 3e,bring readers an up-to-date review of food safety issues, pre-clinical safety and development of new foods and drugs, plant biotechnology, food allergies and safety assessment, and consumer benefits with regard to genetically modified food.

Tomorrow's foods will be obtained from genetically modified crops, offering consumers higher nutritional value and more of it. Our medications will be obtained through a variety of biotechnological procedures yielding more potent and specific medications for diseases and vaccines. In order to make this view of the future come to light, John A. Thomas and Roy L. Fuchs have updated their classic in order to keep readers one step ahead.

Written by internationally recognized molecular biologists, plant agronomists, microbiologists, toxicologists, nutritionists, and regulatory authorities, this third edition is an excellent and authoritative resource, making it a valuable resource to any biomedical library or scientific bookshelf.



  • Provides timely coverage on topics of agribiotechnology and biotherapeutics
  • Describes the recent progress in genetically modified crops and their safety
  • Presents an update of the newer developments in therapeutic agents
  • Discusses role of genetically modified microorganisms in the development of new food products
  • Outlines various global regulatory issues relating to GM crops
  • Addresses environmental and ecological topics related to GM crops

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Title:Biotechnology And Safety AssessmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:July 29, 2002Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0126887217

ISBN - 13:9780126887211

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Table of Contents

1. Using Plant Biotechnology to Reduce Allergens in Food: Status and Future Potential
2. Experience with Biosafety Research and Postmarket Environmental Monitoring in Risk Management of Crops Derived from Plant Biotechnology
3. Safety Assessment of Foods and Food Ingredients Produced by Genetically Modified Microorganisms
4. Food Safety Assessment of Current and Future Plant Biotechnology Products
5. Plant Biotechnology Products with Direct Consumer Benefits
6. Animal Feeds from Crops Derived through Biotechnology: Farm Animal Performance and Safety
7. Preclinical Immunotoxicology Assessment of Cytokine Therapeutics
8. Ecological Assessment of Crops Derived through Biotechnology
9. Ribozyme Technology and Drug Development
10. Biotherapeutics: Current Status and Future Directions
11. Food Allergy Assessment for Products Derived through Plant Biotechnology
12. Biotechnology: Safety Evaluation of Biotherapeutics and Agribiotechnology Products
13. The Potential of Plant Biotechnology for Developing Countries
14. Preclinical Safety Evaluation of Vaccines
15. Gene Flow from Transgenic Plants
16. Safety Assessment of Insect-Protected Cotton

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"This book is a valuable update for those wishing to keep abreast of the potential of food biotechnology..." -TRENDS IN FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (May 2003)"The book is a treasure trove of useful information...Thomas and Fuchs provide a useful, fact-filled handbook of biotechnology biosafety data. -NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY (October 2002)"...of interest to toxicologists, pharmacologists, nutritionists, and those responsible for assessing risk/benefits, environmental impact and safety of GM products." -SCITECH BOOK NEWS(December 2002)