and Development: Challenges and
Opportunities for Asia
– Sachin Chaturvedi and S R Rao
Academic Foundation, New Delhi, ISEAS, Singapore, 2004.
ISBN: 981-230-236-0 (Singapore) ISBN 81-7188-346-X (India)
is at the heart of technology revolution in Asia. Policy challenges,
however, are arising among other, concerning trade in GMOs, impact
of genetic engineering on environment and human health, biosafety
management, and ethical aspects that are yet to be addressed at
any collective forum in Asia. One of the missing links is a dialogue
between natural and social scientists.
This book brings together perceptions on some of these issues by
eminent experts from the Asian region. As a sequel to the pioneering
Biotechnology Revolution and the Third world: Challenges and Policy
Options (RIS 1988), this volume draws lessons from the experiences
of Asian developing countries and revisits some of the concerns
raised earlier. The contributors to the volume draw policy lessons
from country experiences in capability building in Asia, in particular
on the role of regional cooperation.