Publications

Reference Work

Smyth, S. J., P. W. B. Philips and D. Castle. 2014. (Commissioning eds.) Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. xi + 868 pp.

Books

S. J. Smyth, W. A. Kerr and P. W. B. Phillips, 2017. Biotechnology Regulation and Trade. New York: Springer Science+Business Media LLC, xxi + 275.

N. Kalaitzandonakes, P. W. B. Phillips, J. Wesseler and S. J. Smyth, 2016. (eds.) The Coexistence of Genetically Modified, Organic and Conventional Foods: Government Policies and Market Practices. New York: Springer Science+Business Media LLC, xii + 426.

Ludlow, K., S. J. Smyth and J. Falck-Zepeda (eds.). 2014. Socio-Economic Considerations in Biotechnology Regulations. New York: Springer Publishers. xii + 313 pp.

Smyth, S. J., A. B. Endres, T. Redick and D. Kershen. 2010. Innovation and Liability in Biotechnology: Transnational and Comparative Perspectives. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. x + 204 pp.

Chapters

N. Kalaitzandonakes, P. W. B. Phillips, S. J. Smyth and J. Wesseler, 2016. Introduction to the Issue of Coexistence. Chapter 1 in N. Kalaitzandonakes, P. W. B. Phillips, J. Wesseler and S. J. Smyth (eds.), The Coexistence of Genetically Modified, Organic and Conventional Foods: Government Policies and Market Practices, 1-11. New York: Springer Science+Business Media LLC.

T. Babuscio, W. Hill, C. D. Ryan and S. J. Smyth, The Canadian and European Union Impacts from the Detection of GM Flax. Chapter 14 in N. Kalaitzandonakes, P. W. B. Phillips, J. Wesseler and S. J. Smyth (eds.), The Coexistence of Genetically Modified, Organic and Conventional Foods: Government Policies and Market Practices, 167-176. New York: Springer Science+Business Media LLC.

S. J. Smyth and P. W. B. Phillips, 2016. Commercialization Strategies and Market Opportunities for GM Canola. Chapter 16 in N. Kalaitzandonakes, P. W. B. Phillips, J. Wesseler and S. J. Smyth (eds.), The Coexistence of Genetically Modified, Organic and Conventional Foods: Government Policies and Market Practices, 185-195. New York: Springer Science+Business Media LLC.

M. Phillipson and S. J. Smyth, 2016. Regulatory Lags for Genetically Modified Crops: Legal and Political Perspectives. Chapter 17 in N. Kalaitzandonakes, P. W. B. Phillips, J. Wesseler and S. J. Smyth (eds.), The Coexistence of Genetically Modified, Organic and Conventional Foods: Government Policies and Market Practices, 197-206. New York: Springer Science+Business Media LLC.

N. Kalaitzandonakes, P. W. B. Phillips, S. J. Smyth, 2016. Conclusions and Synthesis. Chapter 32 in N. Kalaitzandonakes, P. W. B. Phillips, J. Wesseler and S. J. Smyth (eds.), The Coexistence of Genetically Modified, Organic and Conventional Foods: Government Policies and Market Practices, 413-421. New York: Springer Science+Business Media LLC.

Smyth, S. J., P. W. B. Phillips and D. Castle. 2014. Introduction to Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development. Chapter 1 in S. J. Smyth, P. W. B. Phillips and D. Castle (eds.) Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development, 1-22. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Smyth, S. J. and D. Castle. 2014. Consumer Attitudes and Preferences for GM Products. Chapter 18 in S. J. Smyth, P. W. B. Phillips and D. Castle (eds.) Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development, 243-255. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Ludlow, K., S. J. Smyth and J. Falck-Zepeda. 2014. Introduction to Socio- Economic Considerations in the Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms. Chapter 1 in K. Ludlow, S. J. Smyth and J. Falck-Zepeda (eds.) Socio-Economic Considerations in Biotechnology Regulations, 3-14. New York: Springer Publishers.

Smyth, S. J., J. Falck-Zepeda and K. Ludlow. 2014. The State of Science-Based Regulation and Genetically Modified Crops. Chapter 2 in K. Ludlow, S. J. Smyth and J. Falck-Zepeda (eds.) Socio-Economic Considerations in Biotechnology Regulations, 15-36. New York: Springer Publishers.

Falck-Zepeda, J., K. Ludlow and S. J. Smyth. 2014. International Context of Socio-Economic Considerations and the Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms. Chapter 3 in K. Ludlow, S. J. Smyth and J. Falck-Zepeda (eds.) Socio-Economic Considerations in Biotechnology Regulations, 37-53. New York: Springer Publishers.

Ludlow, K., S. J. Smyth and J. Falck-Zepeda. 2014. Ensuring Functional Biosafety Systems. Chapter 19 in K. Ludlow, S. J. Smyth and J. Falck-Zepeda (eds.) Socio-Economic Considerations in Biotechnology Regulations, 277-294. New York: Springer Publishers.

Ludlow, K., S. J. Smyth and J. Falck-Zepeda. 2014. Assessing the SEC Landscape and Moving Forward. Chapter 20 in K. Ludlow, S. J. Smyth and J. Falck-Zepeda (eds.) Socio-Economic Considerations in Biotechnology Regulations, 295-306. New York: Springer Publishers.

Smyth, S. J. and A. McHughen. 2012. Regulation of Genetically Modified Crops in USA and Canada: Canadian Overview. Chapter 2 in C. Wozniak and A. McHughen (eds.) Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology: The United States and Canada, 15-34. New York: Springer Publishers.

McHughen, A. and S. J. Smyth. 2012. Regulation of Genetically Modified Crops in USA and Canada: American Overview. Chapter 3 in C. Wozniak and A. McHughen (eds.) Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology: The United States and Canada, 35-56. New York: Springer Publishers.

Christensen, C., S. J. Smyth, A. Boaitey and W. Brown. 2012. An Assessment of the Potential Demand for DDGS in Western Canada: Institutional and Market Considerations. Chapter 26 in H. P. S. Makkar (ed.) Biofuel Co-Products as Livestock Feed: Opportunities and Challenges, 467-482. Rome: FAO.

Smyth, S. J. 2009. Forestalling Liabilities? Stakeholder Participation and Regulatory Development. Chapter 8 in E. Einsiedel (ed.), Emerging Technologies: From Hindsight to Foresight, 138-157. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Refereed Papers

Viju, C.,  W.A. Kerr and S. J. Smyth. 2017. Approaches to Set Rules for Trade in the Products of Agricultural Biotechnology. Is Harmonization under Trans-Pacific Partnership Possible? Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization: 15: 1. DOI: 10.1515/jafio-2016-0016

Smyth, S. J.,  W.A. Kerr and P. W. B. Phillips. 2017. Labeling Demands, Coexistence and the Challenges for Trade. Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization: 15: 1. DOI: 10.1515/jafio-2016-0015

Booker, H. M., E. G. Lamb and S. J. Smyth. 2017. Ex-post assessment of genetically modified, low level presence in Canadian flax. Transgenic Research 26: 3: 399-409. DOIL 10.1007/s11248-017-0012-7

Smyth, S. J., P. W. B. Phillips and D. Castle. 2017. (Mis)information and the politicization of food security. Animal Frontiers 7: 2: 33-38.

Smyth, S. J. 2017. Canadian regulatory perspectives on genome engineered crops. GM Crops & Food, 8: 1: 35-43. DOI: 10.1080/21645698.2016.1257468

Smyth, S. J., J. Falck-Zepeda and K. Ludlow. 2016. The Costs of Regulatory Delays for Genetically Modified Crops. The Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 17: 2: 173-195.

Ludlow, K., S. J. Smyth and J. Falck-Zepeda. 2016. Consistency of Assessment of Socio-Economic Considerations under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety with Other International Obligations. The Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 17: 2: 137-172.

Falck-Zepeda, J., S. J. Smyth and K. Ludlow. 2016. Zen and the Art of Attaining Conceptual and Implementation Clarity: Socio-economic Considerations, BioSafety and Decision-making.The Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 17: 2: 117-136.

Gleim, S., S. J. Smyth and P. W. B. Phillips. 2016. Regulatory System Impacts on Global GM Crop Adoption Patterns. The Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 17: 2: 96-116.

Lubieniechi, S., H. Hesseln, P.W.B. Philips and S. J. Smyth. 2016. Expert and Lay Public Risk Preferences Regarding Plants with Novel Traits. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 64: 4: 717-738. DOI: 10.1111/cjag.12110

Phillipson, M. and S. J. Smyth. 2016. The Legal and International Trade Implications of Regulatory Lags in Gm Crop Approvals. The Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 17: 2: 76-90.

Smyth, S. J., A. Williams and J Vasilescu. 2016. An assessment of Canadian university technology transfer offices. International Journal of Intellectual Property Management: 9: 1. DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2016.079584

Smyth, S. J., W.A. Kerr and R.S. Gray. 2016. Regulatory barriers to international scientific innovation: approving new biotechnology in North America. Canadian Foreign Policy Journal. DOI: 10.1080/11926422.2016.1190771

Smyth, S. J., P. W. B. Phillips, & W.A. Kerr. 2016. EU failing FAO challenge to improve global food securityTrends in Biotechnology34: 7: 521–523. doi:10.1016/j.tibtech.2016.04.003

Smyth, S. J., and P. W. B. Phillips. 2015. Incomplete coexistence systems and international food trade impacts. Transgenics Res, 24: 6: 1003-1016.

Smyth, S. J., W. A. Kerr, and P. W. B. Phillips. 2015. The Unintended Consequences of Technological Change: Winners and Losers from GM Technologies and the Policy Response in the Organic Food Market. Sustainability 7: 6: 7667-7683.

Smyth, S. J., P. W. B. Phillips and W. A. Kerr. 2015. Food Security and the Evaluation of Risk. Global Food Security 4: 1: 16-23. 

Smyth, S. J. 2015. The Food Industry’s Conundrum About GM Labeling. Canadian Food Insights Spring: 38-40.

Smyth, S. J., P. W. B. Phillips and D. Castle. 2014. Benefits of Genetically Modified Herbicide Tolerant Canola in Western Canada. International Journal of Biotechnology 13: 4: 181-197.

Smyth, S. J. 2014. The State of Genetically Modified Crop Regulation in Canada. GM Crops and Food: Biotechnology in Agriculture and the Food Chain 5: 3: 195-203.

Smyth, S. J. and P. W. B. Phillips. 2014. Risk, Regulation and Biotechnology: The Case of GM Crops. GM Crops and Food: Biotechnology in Agriculture and the Food Chain 5: 3: 170-177.

Hobbs, J. E., W. A. Kerr and S. J. Smyth. 2014. The Perils of Zero Tolerance: Technology Management, Supply Chains and Thwarted Globalisation. International Journal of Technology and Globalisation 7: 3: 203-216.

Holguin-Pando, N. C., S. J. Smyth and P. W. B. Phillips. 2014. Technology Transfer in Transitional Economies: The Case of Mexico. International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management 14: 2: 111-132.

Smyth, S. J., J. McDonald and J. Falck-Zepeda. 2014. Investment, Regulation and Uncertainty: Managing new plant breeding techniques. GM Crops and Food: Biotechnology in Agriculture and the Food Chain 5: 1: 1-14.

To see more of Stuart's refereed papers, a full list is available at google scholar.

Conference Papers

The Cost of Regulatory Delays and GM Crops. Presented at ABIC 2015. September 7-9, 2015. Melbourne, Australia.

Challenges and opportunities of integrating the Canadian and American regulatory systems for GM crops. Presentation at the 19th ICABR Conference. June 16-19, 2015. Ravello, Italy.

Regulatory system impacts on global GM crop adoption patterns. Presentation at the 19th ICABR Conference. June 16-19, 2015. Ravello, Italy.

The legal implications of GM regulatory lags. Presentation at the 19th ICABR Conference. June 16-19, 2015. Ravello, Italy.

The cost of SEC regulatory delays. Presentation at the 19th ICABR Conference. June 16-19, 2015. Ravello, Italy.

Conceptual and implementation clarity of SECs and biosafety decision-making. Presentation at the 19th ICABR Conference. June 16-19, 2015. Ravello, Italy.

Consistency of SEC assessment with international obligations. Presentation at the 19th ICABR Conference. June 16-19, 2015. Ravello, Italy.

General Socio-economics in CPB Frameworks. Video presentation to the Inter- American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture. September 4, 2014. Costa Rica.

Innovation and Utility: The Challenges of Winners and Losers. Presentation at the 18th ICABR Conference. June 18-20, 2014. Nairobi, Kenya.

Technical Reports

Smyth, S., C. Ryan, H. Hesseln and K. Sieminska. 2012. Economic and Networking Impact Assessment For Ag-West Bio Inc.: 1989-2012. Report prepared for Ag-West Bio, August.

Newspapers & Periodicals

Smyth, S. J and S. Gleim. 2017, May 3.  Is Canada's agricultural regulatory system competitive? Policy Options.

Smyth, S. J. 2016. Farmers’ view: NYT’s GMO analysis ignores environmental benefits of GMO crops, republishment of The Western Producer, Opinion Editorial by the online Genetic Literacy Project Daily News, November 4

Policy Submissions

Smyth, S. J. 2017, June 9. Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy Submission of Information on Synthetic Biology Ref: SCBD/SPs/DA/MW/86375 of 16-March-2017. BioSafety Clearing-House.