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Cover for Biotechnology and the emergence of club behaviour in agricultural trade.

This chapter emphasizes direct trade in GM crops. It notes that two distinct groupings of countries are emerging in formulations of regulatory regimes for GM foods. One group is the EU 'club' where a combination of bans and restrictions on trade are being implemented. The second group is the North...

Author(s)
Tothova, M.; Oehmke, J. F.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The labelling of genetically modified products in a global trading environment.

This chapter looks at the labelling of genetically modified food products using a model that examines the interaction of national and international economies of scale in world trade. Two cases are considered: no labelling and with labelling. With no labelling, maximum national marketing economies...

Author(s)
Scandizzo, S.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tree biotechnology: regulation and international trade.

This paper discusses the issues, such as forest certification, related to international trade of transgenic wood and transgenic tree germplasm.

Author(s)
Sedjo, R. A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Commercialized products of biotechnology and trade pattern effects.

This chapter compares trade patterns for Canada and the USA in oilseed rape, maize, and soyabeans by specifically examining the value of exports in these products. Data have been gathered from the 1990-96 period, prior to the commercialization of GM crops. This is compared with the...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Davey, K. A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The coexistence of GM and non-GM arable crops in the EU: economic and market considerations.

Within the coexistence debate in Europe, anti-GM groups often claim that there is no demand for GM crops in Europe and that GM and organic crops cannot coexist successfully without causing significant economic harm/losses to organic growers. This chapter examines these claims by specifically...

Author(s)
Brookes, G.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Research spillovers in the biotech industry: the case of oilseed rape.

This chapter uses firm-specific data from the Canadian oilseed rape industry to examine a number of research spillovers among public and private firms. The effect of 'spill-ins' is examined at the firm level in terms of their impact on research output, sales revenue and a measure of downstream...

Author(s)
Gray, R. S.; Malla, S.; Tran, K. C.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mergers, acquisitions and flows of agbiotech intellectual property.

This chapter evaluates a type of spillover associated with mergers and acquisitions in the biotechnology industry. The study reported in this chapter was based on a database containing 11 000 agricultural biotechnology patents granted between 1988 and 2002 by the US Patent Office. The analysis...

Author(s)
Schimmelpfennig, D.; King, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Regulation of GM crops: shaping an international regime.

This chapter reviews how an international regime for governing genetically modified organisms (GMO) might be constructed from the current discord on GMO benefits and disadvantages. A background on GMO history, and food security and technology issues is presented. Other issues discussed include:...

Author(s)
Paarlberg, R. L.; Hopkins, R. F.; Ladewski, L.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The evolving GMO food trade policy debate: towards a global regulatory regime?

This chapter first examines the current US and European regulatory regimes for genetically modified organisms (GMO), and then examines how international agreement might best be achieved. The GMO food debate is discussed in a multilateral context.

Author(s)
Katz, P.; Macdonald, P.; Mackenzie, G.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for International proposals to regulate intellectual property rights in plant genetic resources.

This chapter reviews the 5 key issues for developing countries in their negotiation on intellectual rights and access to genetic resources: These issues are: the link between intellectual property right and development; the mandatory obligation in the World Trade Organization Agreement on...

Author(s)
Blakeney, M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter

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