Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Communities constituted through the new genetics: actions and reactions

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Margaret Lock
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides a critique of the relations between communities and the biotechnology promised by the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy.

ISBN/ISSN: 
NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
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Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.

Risk, biotechnology and political rationality: lessons from women's accounts of breast cancer risks

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Online
Author: 
Ann Robertson
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Analyzes how women make sense of their personal risks for breast cancer, and how they feel about their ability to exert control over the disease, as individuals or as members of a group.

ISBN/ISSN: 
NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
Notes: 
Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.

Genetic engineering in agriculture and health: feminist dilemmas and/or opportunities

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Elisabeth Abergel
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines agricultural biotechnology and identifies the way that the current prevalence of genetic engineering crops and foods has been hidden from Canadians.

ISBN/ISSN: 
NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
Notes: 
Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health."

Modern food biotechnology: principles and perspectives

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English
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Paper
Publisher: 
Dietitians of Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides a guide for dietitians, other health professionals, and consumers who desire a synthesis of information about the science and controversy surrounding this technology as it relates to food production in Canada.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
NUTR.D54 2002

The real board of directors: the construction of biotechnology policy in Canada, 1980-2002

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English
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Author: 
Devlin Kuyek
Publisher: 
The Ram's Horn
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Sorrento, BC

Describes who has actually been making the decisions about biotechnology, health policy, science policy, and much more for more than two decades.

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Guide to the groups: key organizations in biotechnology activism

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Online
Publisher: 
Working Group on Women, Health and the New Genetics

Provides a detailed list of organizations, both Canadian and international, interested in the area of biotechnology and its potential impact on health.

The world of biotech: a review of biotechnology and human genetics policy in selected international agencies, business organisat

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Online
Author: 
Thaddeus Hwong
Publisher: 
Working Group on Women, Health and the New Genetics
Publication Date: 
1999

Presents a detailed listing of the array of agencies, committees, commissions and organizations involved in the global quest for genetic biotech.

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Available online.

Canadian Biotechnology Strategy

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Governmental Body
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English
Français
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Information provision and referral
Services d'information et de références

The government of Canada has developed the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy for ensuring Canadians fully realize biotechnology's potential to improve Canadians' quality of life in terms of health, the environment, and social and economic development; and to position Canada as a responsible global leader in the development and application of biotechnology. Le gouvernement du Canada s'est doté d'une Stratégie canadienne de la biotechnologie pour s'assurer que les Canadiens bénéficient à fond du potentiel qu'offre la biotechnologie, et ce afin d'améliorer la qualité de vie en matière de santé, environnement et développement socio-économique, et d'aider à positionner le Canada comme chef de file mondial en développement et mise en application de la biotechnologie.

Primary Telephone: 
(613) 957-1276
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@biotech.gc.ca
Fax Number: 
(613) 941-5533
Street Address: 
240 Sparks St.
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1A 0H5

Groupe de travail sur les femmes, la santé et le génie génétique

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Recherche
Research

The Working Group brought together Canadian academics and community activists working on issues related to women, health and genetic knowledge. The group adopted feminist and social justice principles. Many individuals involved in Working Group projects continue to be active in the area.

If women mattered: a critical view of the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy and alternative visions for community action

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Working Group on Women, Health and the New Genetics
Publisher: 
The Working Group on Women, Health and the New Genetics
Publication Date: 
2001

Encourages critical questioning and debate. Briefly examines some aspects of the Canadian government's policy on biotechnology - the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy (CBS) - and its implications for women and women's health. Explores some alternative principles and approaches to promote health protection and public good.

ISBN/ISSN: 
CEX NRGT.I42 2002
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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