Genetically Modified Organisms in Food

Genetically Modified Organisms in Food
Safety, Production, and Regulation

by Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2015-08-25
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN : 9780128022597
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Genetically Modified Organisms in Food focuses on scientific evaluation of published research relating to GMO food products to assert their safety as well as potential health risks. This book is a solid reference for researchers and professionals needing information on the safety of GMO and non-GMO food production, the economic benefits of both GMO and non-GMO foods, and includes in-depth coverage of the surrounding issues of genetic engineering in foods. This is a timely publication written by a team of scientific experts in the field who present research results to help further more evidence based research to educate scientists, academics, government professionals about the safety of the global food supply. Provides the latest on research and development in the field of GMOs and non-GMO safety issues and possible risk factors incorporating evidence based reviews for a better understanding of these issues Covers various aspects of GMO production, analysis and identification to better understand GMO development and use Includes definitions, a brief overview and history of GM foods from a global perspective and concise summaries with recommendations for actions for each chapter

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and the Environment

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and the Environment
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Royal Society presents "Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and the Environment," a May 1999 report in PDF format. The report is a response to the inquiry by the British House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee. The committee had requested comments on the potential environmental impact of crops of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Field Testing Genetically Modified Organisms

Field Testing Genetically Modified Organisms
Framework for Decisions

by National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Life Sciences,Committee on Scientific Evaluation of the Introduction of Genetically Modified Microorganisms and Plants into the Environment

  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 1989-02-01
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 0309040760
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Potential benefits from the use of genetically modified organisms--such as bacteria that biodegrade environmental pollutants--are enormous. To minimize the risks of releasing such organisms into the environment, regulators are working to develop rational safeguards. This volume provides a comprehensive examination of the issues surrounding testing these organisms in the laboratory or the field and a practical framework for making decisions about organism release. Beginning with a discussion of classical versus molecular techniques for genetic alteration, the volume is divided into major sections for plants and microorganisms and covers the characteristics of altered organisms, past experience with releases, and such specific issues as whether plant introductions could promote weediness. The executive summary presents major conclusions and outlines the recommended decision-making framework.

Genetically Modified Food Sources

Genetically Modified Food Sources
Safety Assessment and Control

by Victor Tutelyan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780124058781
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Genetically Modified Food Sources reports detailed results of studies on the medical and biological safety of 14 species of genetically modified plant-derived organisms (GMOs). The authors focus on issues in GMO production and world output, specifically the basic legislative regulations of modern biotechnology in the Russian Federation. Also covered are international approaches to the medical and biological assessment of safety and control of the food produced from genetically modified organisms. A special chapter is devoted to the problem of informational coverage of novel biological technologies. Previously available only in a 2007 Russian-language edition published by the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, this English translation has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in regulations and human and animal safety assessment practices. The book is addressed to a wide community of specialists working in the fields of food science, plant genetics, and food safety as well as medicine and biology. Students and postgraduates focusing on the problems of modern biotechnology and biological safety will find it a valuable guide to these topics. Specific assessments of 14 species of genetically modified plant-derived organisms used for food supply Addresses the safety assessment requirements to ensure consumer health International coverage provides comparative insights into regulation development and application

Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms

Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms
A Book

by National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms

  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 2004-02-20
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 0309090857
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) have been under development for more than 20 years while GE crops have been grown commercially during the last decade. During this time, a number of questions have cropped up concerning the potential consequences that certain GEOs might have on natural or managed ecosystems and human health. Interest in developing methods to confine some GEOs and their transgenes to specifically designated release settings has increased and the success of these efforts could facilitate the continued growth and development of this technology. Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms examines biological methods that may be used with genetically engineered plants, animals, microbes, and fungi. Bioconfinement methods have been applied successfully to a few non-engineered organisms, but many promising techniques remain in the conceptual and experimental stages of development. This book reviews and evaluates these methods, discusses when and why to consider their use, and assesses how effectively they offer a significant reduction of the risks engineered organisms can present to the environment. Interdisciplinary research to develop new confinement methods could find ways to minimize the potential for unintended effects on human health and the environment. Need for this type of research is clear and successful methods could prove helpful in promoting regulatory approval for commercialization of future genetically engineered organisms.

The New Alchemists

The New Alchemists
The Risks of Genetic Modification

by Mariano Bizzarri

  • Publisher : WIT Press
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 1845646622
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fifteen years after the first genetically modified (GM) seeds and food, only four GM plants have achieved significant market positions: corn, cotton, rapeseed and soybeans. Most of the other new constructs have caused unsolved problems or are only at the project stage, demonstrating the complexity of the task facing biotech companies. Doubts are also emerging about the real economic and agronomic benefits of genetically modified organisms. Little is known about their potential for upsetting environmental biodiversity in an irreversible way. Worries about their impact on human health have not been dispelled but have increased with the evident incapacity of current international standards to ensure controls and enforcement. Reliable risk assessment models and methodologies have not yet been developed and cannot be expected soon: this makes it impossible to assess the nature (qualitative aspects) and extent (quantitative aspects) of the risks, and prevents estimates based on the risk/benefit ratio. In this situation it seems prudent to resort to the precautionary principle, defined in the Cartagena Protocol and incorporated in the Rio Declaration. The stakes are high and discussion needs to be brought to a level of scientific proof that leaves no room for ambiguity or alibis. Governments, companies and scientists must be called to respond to the specific questions raised by the vast scientific literature. There have been too many accusations of poor science and too many unproven claims and statements, symptomatic of conflicts of interest. It is time for fair debate with all sides on an equal footing.

Integrative Medicine E-Book

Integrative Medicine E-Book
A Book

by David Rakel

  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 2012-04-12
  • Pages : 1072
  • ISBN : 145572503X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Integrative Medicine, by Dr. David Rakel, provides the practical, evidence-based guidance you need to safely and effectively integrate complementary and alternative medical treatments into your practice. This medical reference book lays the framework for making the best use of these therapeutic modalities and understanding the mechanisms by which these interventions work, keeping you at the forefront of the trend toward integrative health care. Incorporate therapeutic integrative medicine modalities into clinical practice through the "Tools for Your Practice" section that offers how-to application for recommending mediation, prescribing probiotics, and how to do an elimination diet. Apply integrative treatments for a full range of diseases and conditions including autism, stroke, chronic fatigue syndrome, and various forms of cancer...see how to advise patients on health maintenance and wellness...and get valuable advice on topics such as meditation, diet, and exercises for back pain. Avoid potential complications with recommended dosages and precautions. Enhance patient care with therapy-based guidance and printable patient education guides. Implement proven integrative treatments for various diseases thanks to an evidence-based therapeutic approach. Weigh the likely effectiveness of various treatments vs. their potential harm with helpful icons based on the SORT (Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy) method. Validate potential interventions through the latest research in genomics and advanced imaging technologies, such as MRI.

GMO Sapiens

GMO Sapiens
The Life-Changing Science of Designer Babies

by Paul Knoepfler

  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
  • Release : 2015-11-30
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9789814678537
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) including plants and the foods made from them, are a hot topic of debate today, but soon related technology could go much further and literally change what it means to be human. Scientists are on the verge of being able to create people who are GMOs.Should they do it? Could we become a healthier and 'better' species or might eugenics go viral leading to a real, new world of genetic dystopia? GMO Sapiens" tackles such questions by taking a fresh look at the cutting-edge biotech discoveries that have made genetically modified people possible.Bioengineering, genomics, synthetic biology, and stem cells are changing sci-fi into reality before our eyes. This book will capture your imagination with its clear, approachable writing style. It will draw you into the fascinating discussion of the life-changing science of human genetic modification.

Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms

Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms
Methodologies for Transgenic Fish

by K.R. Hayes,S. Li

  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1845932978
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The decline of many individual and wild fish stocks has commanded an increase in aquaculture production to meet the protein demands of a growing population. Alongside selective breeding schemes and expanding facilities, transgenic methods have received increasing attention as a potential factor in meeting these demands. With a focus on developing countries, this third text in the series provides detailed information on environmental biosafety policy and regulation and presents methodologies for assessing ecological risks associated with transgenic fish --Publisher website, http://www.cabi.org/bk_BookDisplay.asp?PID=2054, viewed 6 December, 2007.

Letter Dated 84/06/27 from the Secretary-General to the Governments of All States Members of the United Nations Or Members of the Specialized Agencies, Containing a Further Appeal for Voluntary Contributions for the Financing of the United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus

Letter Dated 84/06/27 from the Secretary-General to the Governments of All States Members of the United Nations Or Members of the Specialized Agencies, Containing a Further Appeal for Voluntary Contributions for the Financing of the United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bioethics and Biosafety

Bioethics and Biosafety
A Book

by M. K. Sateesh

  • Publisher : I. K. International Pvt Ltd
  • Release : 2010-01-01
  • Pages : 820
  • ISBN : 8190675702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Biosafety deals with prevention of large scale loss of biological integrity focusing both on ecology and human health. It is related to several fields such as ecology, agriculture, medicine, chemistry and ecobiology. Bioethics is the philosophical study of the ethical controversies brought about by advances in biology and medicine. It is concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, philosophy and theology. It is concerned with the nature of life and death, the kind of life to be considered worth living, what constitutes murder, how people in very painful circumstances should be treated, what are the responsibilities of one human being to others, and other such living organisms. The book has been divided in 28 chapters. It is an integrated approach to encompassing information on different aspects of bioethics and biosafety and their applications in biotechnology. Simple, clearly understandable illustrations, correct and up to date information's are the main features of this book. The book is intended not only for undergraduate and postgraduate students of biotechnology, genomics and related sciences, but is also aimed to draw attention of policy makers and teachers at national and international levels to the possible approaches in the field of biotechnology. Key Features * Covers the topics in depth from basic and deals with the key subject areas. * Takes a broader view of the earlier and current situation indifferent countries. * Gives the uses and their ethical aspects of the different technological developments made in the biotechnology fields. * Covers new developments in wider areas of biotechnology and its applications to mankind. * Deals with aspects of the Bioethics and Biosafety protocols and their implements. * Briefs the Indian Biodiversity Act.

Food Fight

Food Fight
GMOs and the Future of the American Diet

by Mckay Jenkins

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2017-01-24
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0698409833
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Are GMOs really that bad? A prominent environmental journalist takes a fresh look at what they actually mean for our food system and for us. In the past two decades, GMOs have come to dominate the American diet. Advocates hail them as the future of food, an enhanced method of crop breeding that can help feed an ever-increasing global population and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Critics, meanwhile, call for their banishment, insisting GMOs were designed by overeager scientists and greedy corporations to bolster an industrial food system that forces us to rely on cheap, unhealthy, processed food so they can turn an easy profit. In response, health-conscious brands such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods have started boasting that they are “GMO-free,” and companies like Monsanto have become villains in the eyes of average consumers. Where can we turn for the truth? Are GMOs an astounding scientific breakthrough destined to end world hunger? Or are they simply a way for giant companies to control a problematic food system? Environmental writer McKay Jenkins traveled across the country to answer these questions and discovered that the GMO controversy is more complicated than meets the eye. He interviewed dozens of people on all sides of the debate—scientists hoping to engineer new crops that could provide nutrients to people in the developing world, Hawaiian papaya farmers who credit GMOs with saving their livelihoods, and local farmers in Maryland who are redefining what it means to be “sustainable.” The result is a comprehensive, nuanced examination of the state of our food system and a much-needed guide for consumers to help them make more informed choices about what to eat for their next meal.

Environmental Biotechnology

Environmental Biotechnology
A Biosystems Approach

by Daniel Vallero

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2015-09-11
  • Pages : 746
  • ISBN : 0124078974
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Environmental Biotechnology: A Biosystems Approach, Second Edition presents valuable information on how biotechnology has acted as a vital buffer among people, pollution, and the environment. It answers the most important questions on the topic, including how, and why, a knowledge and understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological principles of the environment must be achieved in order to develop biotechnology applications. Most texts address either the applications or the implications of biotechnology. This book addresses both. The applications include biological treatment and other environmental engineering processes. The risks posed by biotechnologies are evaluated from both evidence-based and precautionary perspectives. Using a systems biology approach, the book provides a context for researchers and practitioners in environmental science that complements guidebooks on the necessary specifications and criteria for a wide range of environmental designs and applications. Users will find crucial information on the topics scientific researchers must evaluate in order to develop further technologies. Provides a systems approach to biotechnologies which includes the physical, biological, and chemical processes in context Presents relevant case studies on cutting-edge technologies, such as nanobiotechnologies and green engineering Addresses both the applications and implications of biotechnologies by following the lifecycle of a variety of established and developing biotechnologies Includes crucial information on the topics scientific researchers must evaluate in order to develop further technologies

Introduction to Biotechnology

Introduction to Biotechnology
A Book

by Ray V Herren

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2012-01-01
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1285400569
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY: AN AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION offers a thorough introduction to biotechnology and the ways it has revolutionized modern agriculture. This newly updated text provides a solid grounding in core biotechnology concepts, as well as information on cutting-edge science and technology and their applications in real-world agriculture, medicine, and health care. The text's in-depth coverage includes essential topics such as cell functions, genetics, biotechnology applications, and biotech careers, as well as a thoughtful and balanced examination of controversial issues such as genetic engineering, genetically modified organisms, cloning, and potential dangers to humans and the environment. Building on the text's proven strengths, the Second Edition features a stronger emphasis on the science and math of biotechnology, updated content to reflect the latest trends and technology, and new lab exercises to reinforce key concepts and help students master the tools and techniques they will need to succeed in biotech careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Agriculture for Food Security, and Rural Growth

Agriculture for Food Security, and Rural Growth
A Book

by Vibha Dhawan

  • Publisher : The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Release : 2008-01-01
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN : 8179931528
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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India has made remarkable strides in agriculture, largely through the foresight, initiatives, and dedication of a very small number of outstanding leaders, including Prof. B P Pal. This book addresses issues such as lessons learnt from the Green Revolution, current status of GM crops globally and their regulations, and issues related to intellectual property. It is useful for researchers, scientists, policy-makers, regulators, seed companies, and the farming community.

Biosafety and Bioethics

Biosafety and Bioethics
A Book

by Rajmohan Joshi

  • Publisher : Gyan Publishing House
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 9788182053779
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The recent advances in the field of biotechnology have brought into focus several ethical and safety issues. The inventions in the field of genetic engineering and related fields of molecular biology will affect not only ourselves but the plants, microorganisms, animals and the entire environment and the way we practice agriculture, medicine and food processing. An increase in our ability to change life forms in recent years has given rise to the new science of bioethics . While anti-biotechnology activists are over rating the risks of biotechnology, it is time for the scientists to make a scientific and objective analysis of the social issues involved, and make it known to the public who will, otherwise, be carried away by the emotional rhetoric by the less informed but highly vocal section of the society. The present book discusses the biosafety and bioethical issues the modern society confronts. Topics such as biotech development, impact of biotechnology on biosafety, biotech products and ethical issues, governance of biosafety, environmentally responsible use of biotechnology, etc., are describe in detail. This book is destined to become an essential reading for students, teachers and professionals in all fields of life sciences.

The World According to Monsanto

The World According to Monsanto
Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of the World's Food Supply

by Marie-Monique Robin

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2011-04-01
  • Pages : 728
  • ISBN : 1459617746
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The result of a remarkable three-year-long investigation that took award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin across four continents (North and South America, Europe, and Asia), The World According to Monsanto tells the little-known yet shocking story of this agribusiness giant - the world's leading producer of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) - and how its new ''green'' face is no less malign than its PCB- and Agent Orange-soaked past.Robin reports that, following its long history of manufacturing hazardous chemicals and lethal herbicides, Monsanto is now marketing itself as a ''life sciences'' company, seemingly convinced about the virtues of sustainable development. However, Monsanto now controls the majority of the yield of the world's genetically modified corn and soy - ingredients found in more than 95 percent of American households - and its alarming legal and political tactics to maintain this monopoly are the subject of worldwide concern.Released to great acclaim and controversy in France, throughout Europe, and in Latin America alongside the documentary film of the same name, The World According to Monsanto is sure to change the way we think about food safety and the corporate control of our food supply.

Organic Manifesto

Organic Manifesto
How Organic Food Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe

by Maria Rodale

  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release : 2010-03-16
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1605291587
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rodale was founded on the belief that organic gardening is the key to better health both for us and for the planet, and never has this message been more urgent. Now, with Organic Manifesto, Maria Rodale, chairman of Rodale, sheds new light on the state of 21st century farming. She examines the unholy alliances that have formed between the chemical companies that produce fertilizer and genetically altered seeds, the agricultural educational system that is virtually subsidized by those same companies, and the government agencies in thrall to powerful lobbyists, all of which perpetuate dangerous farming practices and deliberate misconceptions about organic farming and foods. Interviews with government officials, doctors, scientists, and farmers from coast to coast bolster her position that chemical-free farming may be the single most effective tool we have to protect our environment and, even more important, our health.

Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food

Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food
A Book

by Dennis R. Heldman,Dallas G. Hoover,Matthew B. Wheeler

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2010-07-21
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN : 1351452487
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food provides users with unprecedented access to nearly 200 entries that cover the entire food system, describing the concepts and processes that are used in the production of raw agricultural materials and food product manufacturing. So that users can locate the information they need quickly without having to flip through pages and pages of content, the encyclopedia avoids unnecessary complication by presenting information in short, accessible overviews. Addresses Environmental Issues & Sustainability in the Context of 21st Century Challenges Edited by a respected team of biotechnology experts, this unrivaled resource includes descriptions and interpretations of molecular biology research, including topics on the science associated with the cloning of animals, the genetic modification of plants, and the enhanced quality of foods. It discusses current and future applications of molecular biology, with contributions on disease resistance in animals, drought-resistant plants, and improved health of consumers via nutritionally enhanced foods. Uses Illustrations to Communicate Essential Concepts & Visually Enhance the Text This one-of-a-kind periodical examines regulation associated with biotechnology applications—with specific attention to genetically modified organisms—regulation differences in various countries, and biotechnology’s impact on the evolution of new applications. The encyclopedia also looks at how biotechnology is covered in the media, as well as the biotechnology/environment interface and consumer acceptance of the products of biotechnology. Rounding out its solid coverage, the encyclopedia discusses the benefits and concerns about biotechnology in the context of risk assessment, food security, and genetic diversity. ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for both researchers, students, and librarians, including: Citation tracking and alerts Active reference linking Saved searches and marked lists HTML and PDF format options For more information, visit Taylor & Francis Online or contact us to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367 / (E-mail) e-reference@taylorandfrancis.com International: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062 / (E-mail) online.sales@tandf.co.uk Dennis R. Heldman speaks about his work on the CRC Press YouTube Channel.

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
A Book

by Kathy Wilson Peacock

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 1438130600
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explains why biotechnology is a relevant and volatile issues. Begins with a history of biotechnology and its effect on agriculture, medicine, and the environment. Equal space is devoted to discussing the efforts of human-rights advocates, animal-rights advocates, and environmentalists to create definitive governmental regulations for this budding industry.