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Cover for Genetically engineered food labelling: global policy polarization.

This chapter explores the international differences in policies, regulation and labelling of genetically engineered food. Economic, social and political forces motivating these differences are examined. An argument for consistent international standards to facilitate trade is discussed.

Author(s)
Zepeda, L.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conflict and consensus-building: international commercial policy and agricultural biotechnology.

This chapter outlines the major international commercial policy issues pertaining to biotechnology, including genetically modified foods. It explains the sometimes complementary and sometimes conflicting roles of the World Trade Organization and other international institutions in dealing with...

Author(s)
Hobbs, J. E.; Kerr, W. A.; Gaisford, J. D.; Isaac, G.; Klein, K. K.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The rationale behind WTO agreements and agricultural GMO controversy.

This chapter deals with the trade implications of the different policy and regulatory options currently adopted for managing the main issues raised by the recent large diffusion of genetically modified (GM) crops. It focuses on the World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations and the conflicts that...

Author(s)
Esposti, R.; Sorrentino, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Trade restrictions on genetically engineered foods: the application of the TBT agreement.

This chapter analyses the role of the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement within the World Trade Organization system with respect to trade restrictions on genetically engineered foods, particularly those related to labelling. The TBT Agreement does not cover import bans, which are...

Author(s)
Heumueller, D.; Josling, T.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental liability and research and development in biotechnology: a real options approach.

The emerging field of environmental regulation through liability and the introduction of development products from biotechnology create substantial uncertainty and risks. This paper attempts to access how these risks could affect research and development in industries such as biotechnology where...

Author(s)
Knudsen, O.; Scandizzo, P. L.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Should the public sector conduct genomics R&D?

This paper characterizes research as a two-stage process to capture more accurately the microfoundations of a research and development race observed in genomics research. The research effort in the first stage reduces the cost of applied research or production in the second stage. This framework...

Author(s)
Naseem, A.; Oehmke, J. F.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotechnology and developing countries: the struggle over intellectual property rights and implications for biodiversity conservation.

This chapter will briefly summarize the close links between biotechnology and biodiversity conservation, especially as they apply to developing countries, before exploring in greater detail the implications that different property right regimes have for biodiversity conservation and the future...

Author(s)
Janni, O.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intellectual property strategy in the context of inter-organizational relations: the case of international agricultural research.

This chapter demonstrates the complexity of the intellectual property (IP) strategy. Using the structure of inter-organizational relations, the IP strategies of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research are discussed. The core content of the chapter is methodological and has a...

Author(s)
Binenbaum, E.; Pardey, P. G.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for R&D incentives for GM seeds: restricted monopoly, non-market effects, and regulation.

This chapter reconsiders the implications of the patent-based research and development incentive model for innovations, related to genetic modifications, in the agricultural and food industries (particularly genetically modified seeds); and clarifies that only in the case where the innovation...

Author(s)
Weaver, R. D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural biotech R&D structure: cyclical or not?

This chapter presents the application of the model of cyclical behaviour of transgenic plant research and development in US maize, cotton and soyabean. The testable hypothesis is given.

Author(s)
Oehmke, J. F.; Wolf, C. A.; Raper, K. C.; Naseem, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter

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