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The regulation of agricultural biotechnology.

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The regulatory systems in place prior to the development and expansion of agricultural biotechnology are still responding to this new form of technology. Such systems include trade law, intellectual property law, contract law, environmental regulations and biosafety regulations. This book reviews these reforms which are aimed at achieving a regulatory system supported by consumers and other politi...

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Ex ante welfare effects of agricultural biotechnology in the European Union: the case of transgenic herbicide tolerant sugarbeet.

This chapter analyses the ex ante welfare effects of the adoption of herbicide tolerant sugarbeet in the sugar industry using a model. The geographical distribution of production and trade of sugar is analysed. A welfare framework shaped to the European sugar sector to assess the size and distribution of the benefits of transgenic sugar beet adoption in the European Union (EU) and the rest of the world (ROW) is developed. Model results suggest that ROW captures the largest share of the benefits (53%), followed by the EU (30%), The lowest percentage accrues to seed suppliers and gene developers.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Regulation of GM crops: shaping an international regime. Author(s): Paarlberg, R. L. Hopkins, R. F. Ladewski, L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 25) The evolving GMO food trade policy debate: towards a global regulatory regime? Author(s): Katz, P. Macdonald, P. Mackenzie, G.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) International proposals to regulate intellectual property rights in plant genetic resources. Author(s): Blakeney, M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 53) Genetically engineered food labelling: global policy polarization. Author(s): Zepeda, L.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 59) Conflict and consensus-building: international commercial policy and agricultural biotechnology. Author(s): Hobbs, J. E. Kerr, W. A. Gaisford, J. D. Isaac, G. Klein, K. K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 67) The rationale behind WTO agreements and agricultural GMO controversy. Author(s): Esposti, R. Sorrentino, A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 79) Trade restrictions on genetically engineered foods: the application of the TBT agreement. Author(s): Heumueller, D. Josling, T.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 89) Environmental liability and research and development in biotechnology: a real options approach. Author(s): Knudsen, O. Scandizzo, P. L.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 97) Should the public sector conduct genomics R&D? Author(s): Naseem, A. Oehmke, J. F.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 109) The case for differentiated appropriability in intellectual property rights for plant varieties. Author(s): Tongeren, F. van Eaton, D.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 119) Biotechnology and developing countries: the struggle over intellectual property rights and implications for biodiversity conservation. Author(s): Janni, O.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 127) Intellectual property strategy in the context of inter-organizational relations: the case of international agricultural research. Author(s): Binenbaum, E. Pardey, P. G.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 143) R&D incentives for GM seeds: restricted monopoly, non-market effects, and regulation. Author(s): Weaver, R. D.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 153) Agricultural biotech R&D structure: cyclical or not? Author(s): Oehmke, J. F. Wolf, C. A. Raper, K. C. Naseem, A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 161) The innovation system in agro-food biotechnology - is it European? Author(s): Menrad, K. Reiss, T.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 171) How firm characteristics influence innovative activity in agricultural biotechnology. Author(s): Klotz-Ingram, C. Schimmelpfennig, D. Naseem, A. King, J. Pray, C.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 183) Dynamic pricing of GM crop traits. Author(s): Perrin, R. Fulginiti, L.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 191) Identity preservation, segregation and traceability: marketplace features and uses. Author(s): Smyth, S. Phillips, P. W. B.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 201) Segmentation of GMO and non-GMO soybean markets under identity preservation costs and government price supports. Author(s): Schmitz, T. G. Moss, C. B. Schmitz, A.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 211) EU traceability and the US soybean sector. Author(s): Price, G. K. Kuchler, F. Krissoff, B.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 221) Segregation of non-biotech maize and soybeans: who bears the cost? Author(s): Lin, W. Johnson, D. D.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 231) Future impact of new technologies: three scenarios, their competence gaps and research implications. Author(s): Harmsen, H. Sonne, A. M. Jensen, B. B.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 257) The economic impacts of agricultural biotechnology on international trade, consumers, and producers: the case of maize and soybeans in the USA. Author(s): Barkley, A. P.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Agricultural and Environmental Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, De Croylaan 42, 3001 Leuven, Belgium.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2004
  • ISBN
  • 9780851997421
  • Record Number
  • 20073012804