Economic Issues in Agricultural Biotechnology
by Robbin Shoemaker, Joy Harwood, Kelly Day-Rubenstein
, Terri Dunahay, Paul Heisey
, Linwood Hoffman
, Cassandra Klotz-Ingram, William Lin, Lorraine Mitchell
, William McBride
, and Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo
Agriculture Information Bulletin No. (AIB-762) 59 pp, March 2001
This report analyzes the economic aspects of several key areas--agricultural research policy, industry structure, production and marketing, consumer issues, and future world food demand--where agricultural biotechnology is dramatically affecting the public policy agenda.
Keywords: Biotechnology, economics, adoption, patents, research policy, markets, market segregation, identity preservation
In this publication...
Abstract, Contents, Summary 60 kb
Introduction , 26 kb
Important Changes in the Agricultural Input Industry , 45 kb
Forces Driving Changes in the Agricultural Input Industry--Plant Breeding and Biotechnology , 94 kb
Farm-Level Effects of Adopting Genetically Engineered Crops--Preliminary Evidence from the U.S. Experience , 65 kb
Enhanced Output Traits and Market Coordination , 73 kb
Implications of Testing and Segregating Nonbiotech Crops for Grain Grades and Standards , 63 kb
Consumer Acceptance , 69 kb
Public and Private Agricultural Research , 132 kb
Meeting World Food Demand--The Role of Biotechnology , 72 kb
Conclusion , 13 kb
Entire Report , 1,631 kb
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