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Title: Biotechnology (GMO) issues and research priorities in natural resource management
Contributor(s): Stanley, John  (author); Hutchinson, Keith (author); Godwin, Ian Robert  (author); Gregg, Peter  (author)orcid ; Jessop, Robin Stephen  (author); Katz, Margaret Ethel  (author); King, Kathleen Lora  (author); Prior, Julian Chisholm  (author); Sindel, Brian Mark  (author)orcid ; Thompson, D (author)
Corporate Author: Land and Water Australia
Publication Date: 2003
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Abstract: Over the last two decades biotechnology has advanced to a level where it is generally feasible to make particular changes to the genetic code, and therefore to the expressed characteristics, of living organisms. The product of such a change is called a transgenic or genetically modified organism (GMO). Such alterations to the structure and/or function of biological entities have the potential to alter the basis of many biologically based activities, including agriculture and aquaculture, medicine, hygiene and health, food production and processing, biochemical production, pest control, eco-tourism, and bioremediation. A component of Land & Water Australia's mission is to inform national debate on new and emerging issues confronting natural resource management. Hence, the prospect that GMOs might affect primary industries and natural resources is of interest. This report aims to summarise current and proposed GMO activities and make suggestions on targeted research investment that might better prepare Land & Water Australia (LWA) to help manage these new resources. This is despite the obvious limitations of trying to foresee the implications of such a new and broadly applicable form of technology.
Publication Type: Report
Publisher: Land & Water Australia (LWA)
Place of Publication: Canberra, Australia
ISBN: 0642761019
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 050399 Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 960904 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
HERDC Category Description: R1 Report
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