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Cover for The welfare effects of implementing mandatory GM labelling in the USA.

This paper examines the potential welfare effects of imposing a mandatory GM-labelling policy in the USA. The instance when mandatory labelling policy is likely to benefit consumers is discussed. Then, an experimental auction designed to provide data that are needed to test whether consumers will...

Author(s)
Huffman, W. E.; Rousu, M.; Shogren, J. F.; Tegene, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Using simulated test marketing to examine purchase interest in food products that are positioned as GMO-free.

This paper uses a simulated test marketing methodology to examine the impact of a GM-free label on consumer purchase for two snack products. This study found that for these 2 products, GM-free labelling did not have an impact on consumption. This finding is actually consistent with studies of...

Author(s)
Wolf, M. M.; Stephens, A.; Pedrazzi, N.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Measuring the value of GM traits: the theory and practice of willingness-to-pay analysis.

This paper reviews and assesses six theoretical approaches used to measure the willingness of a consumer to pay for the perceived benefits of a GM good.

Author(s)
Olubobokun, S.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Willingness to pay for GM food labelling in New Zealand.

This paper examines the effect of the Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) labelling requirements on consumer choice. The ANZFA rules require that food sold in supermarkets be labelled as containing GM ingredients if the food does contain GM ingredients. A significant support for the...

Author(s)
Kaye-Blake, W.; Bicknell, K.; Lamb, C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Contingent valuation of breakfast cereals made of non-biotech ingredients.

This paper reports a willingness-to-pay study for non-GM breakfast cereal in the USA and the UK. The statistical analysis indicated that US consumers were willing to pay a (mean) premium of 9.5% for non-GM breakfast foods. The UK consumers were willing to pay an 18% premium.

Author(s)
Moon, W.; Balasubramanian, S. K.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Consumer acceptance and labelling of GMOs in food products: a study of fluid milk demand.

This paper analyses the impact of voluntary labelling (i.e. of non-GMO or recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH)-free labelling) on fluid milk consumption in the USA. The econometric results obtained indicate that voluntary labelling does affect the composition of milk consumption in important...

Author(s)
Kiesel, K.; Buschena, D.; Smith, V.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A comparative analysis of consumer acceptance of GM foods in Norway and the USA.

This paper reports the results of a comparative willingness-to-pay study in Norway and the USA. The commodities studied were GM soyabean oil, GM-fed salmon and GM salmon. Based on telephone interviews, this study found substantial willingness to pay to avoid GM alternatives. In Norway, 80% of...

Author(s)
Chern, W. S.; Rickertsen, K.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wheat.

In this chapter, some results from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) wheat impacts study, which focused on wheat genetic improvement research at CIMMYT and in national agricultural research system wheat improvement programmes. Wheat variety releases in developing...

Author(s)
Heisey, P. W.; Lantican, M. A.; Dubin, H. J.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for International research and genetic improvement in rice: evidence from Asia and Latin America.

This chapter assesses the contributions of international research centres to rice productivity gains in developing countries of Asia and latin America, focusing specifically on 12 countries in South and Southeast Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the...

Author(s)
Hossain, M.; Gollin, D.; Cabanilla, V.; Cabrera, E.; Johnson, N.; Khush, G. S.; McLaren, G.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ecological diversity and rice varietal improvement in West Africa.

This chapter describes the impact of regional rice research activities on varietal improvement in 7 of the most important producers of rice in West Africa: Côte dacute˜ Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

Author(s)
Dalton, T. J.; Guei, R. G.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
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