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GM food systems and their economic impact.

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This book includes 6 chapters examining the relevance of transgenic crops in food production, prices and the environment. It initially describes the historical evolution of biotechnology and defines key terms, before moving on to explore transgenic technology and food regime concepts. It analyses genetically modified organism (GMO) policy as part of overall agrarian policy, considering neoregulati...


Chapter 3 (Page no: 91)

Does transgenic food production affect world food prices?

This chapter considers in detail the question of whether transgenic food production affects world food prices. Sections examine: the long-term trends in international prices; the effects of increased Asian demand on food prices; the relationship between US ethanol production and maize prices; the effects of transgenic maize and soyabean adoption on production costs and food prices; and the effects of transgenic technology on food prices in the least-developed countries. It is indicated that transgenic technology, primarily through increased seed costs, has contributed to rising food prices which disproportionately affects underdeveloped countries and poorer population categories.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Ancient, classical and modern biotechnology. Author(s): Brankov, T. Lovre, K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 16) Genetically modified foods in the light of food regimes. Author(s): Brankov, T. Lovre, K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 118) Food security and GMOs. Author(s): Brankov, T. Lovre, K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 136) Is GMO farming an eco-friendly choice? Author(s): Brankov, T. Lovre, K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 152) GMOs: what are we eating? Author(s): Brankov, T. Lovre, K.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2019
  • ISBN
  • 9781789240542
  • Record Number
  • 20183344060