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Market development for genetically modified foods.

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This book is based on papers presented at the 4th meeting of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research on the 'Economics of Agricultural Biotechnology'. A subset of those papers is included in this volume, which addresses market development issues in developed countries, primarily in Europe and North America. Organized in 4 parts, this volume focuses on consumer reactions...

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Chapter 14 (Page no: 167)

Biotechnology, farm management and local agricultural development.

This chapter analyses the potential effects of biotechnology innovations in agriculture, referring to the case of the processed tomato sector in southern Italy. After a brief presentation of the current competitive position of the examined industry, the analysis of biotechnological impact is carried out in 2 stages. Primarily, an analysis of the potential demand for biotechnologies is conducted, stemming from the results obtained in a wide study on the demand for innovation by farmers in southern Italy. Moreover, perception and acceptance of biotechnologies by different operators along the tomato 'filiera', are investigated through focused interviews. In the second stage, by drawing on the current research effort and comparing the potential innovation with expressed needs on the demand side, the economic impact of biotechnologies is described, taking into account the complex institutional problems affecting the sector. In the concluding section, the results are connected to the current discussion on genetically modified organism regulatory policies, demonstrating that in some weak institutional frameworks, like in southern Italy and in developing countries, the social control of risks and benefits associated to the new technologies is very hard to achieve, regardless of the chosen policy instrument.

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Chapter: 1 (Page no: 7) A way forward for Frankenstein foods. Author(s): Burton, M. James, S. Lindner, B. Pluske, J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 25) A comparison of consumer attitudes towards GM food in Ireland and the United States: a case study over time. Author(s): Wolf, M. M. Domegan, C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 39) Differences in public acceptance between generic and premium branded GM food products: an analytical model. Author(s): Verdurme, A. Gellynck, X. Viaene, J. Verbeke, W.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 49) Is European consumers' refusal of GM food a serious obstacle or a transient fashion? Author(s): Hanf, C. H. Böcker, A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 55) Estimates of willingness to pay a premium for non-GM foods: a survey. Author(s): Mendenhall, C. A. Evenson, R. E.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 63) A consumer-based approach towards new product development through biotechnology in the agro-food sector. Author(s): Spetsidis, N. M. Schamel, G.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 81) The impact of bovine somatotropin on farm profits. Author(s): Tauer, L. W.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 91) The importance of feed management technologies in the decision to adopt bovine somatotropin: an application to California dairy producers. Author(s): Henriques, I. Butler, L. J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 101) The potential effect of recombinant bovine somatotropin on world dairying. Author(s): Jarvis, L. S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 113) Gains to yield-increasing research in the evolving Canadian canola research industry. Author(s): Gray, R. S. Malla, S. Phillips, P. W. B.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 127) Determinants of GMO use: a survey of Iowa maize-soybean farmers' acreage allocation. Author(s): Alexander, C. Fernandez-Cornejo, J. Goodhue, R. E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 141) Estimating adoption of GMO soybeans and maize: a case study of Ohio, USA. Author(s): Darr, D. A. Chern, W. S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 159) Ex ante economic assessment of adopting genetically engineered crops in Finland. Author(s): Niemi, J. Virolainen, M.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 179) Public acceptance of and benefits from agricultural biotechnology: a key role for verifiable information. Author(s): Huffman, W. E. Tegene, A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 191) Science and regulation: assessing the impacts of incomplete institutions and information in the global agricultural biotechnology industry. Author(s): Smyth, S. Phillips, P. W. B.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 205) Quantifying scientific risk communications of agrobiotechnology. Author(s): Marks, L. A. Mooney, S. Kalaitzandonakes, N.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 217) Time series analysis of risk frames in media communication of agrobiotechnology. Author(s): Marks, L. A. Kalaitzandonakes, N. Allison, K. Zakharova, L.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 227) Case study in benefits and risks of agricultural biotechnology: Roundup Ready soybeans. Author(s): Carpenter, J. E. Gianessi, L. P.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 245) Labelling for GM foods: theory and practice. Author(s): Phillips, P. W. B. McNeill, H.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 261) Estimating the costs of segregation for non-biotech maize and soybeans. Author(s): Lin, W. W.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 271) Endogenous demand and optimal product regulation: the case of agricultural biotechnology. Author(s): Artuso, A.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 279) Tobin's q and the value of agriceutical firms. Author(s): Boland, M.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 283) The structure of the European agro-food biotechnology industry: are strategic alliances here to stay? Author(s): Traill, W. B. Duffield, C. E.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 291) Market structure in biotechnology: implications for long-run comparative advantage. Author(s): Lavoie, B. F. Sheldon, I. M.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 301) Biotechnology in the supply chain: managing a product differentiating technology. Author(s): Weaver, R. D. Kim, T.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Naples - Federico II, Via Universita 96, 80055 Portici, Italy.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2001
  • ISBN
  • 9780851995731
  • Record Number
  • 20023038269