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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 A comparison of consumer attitudes towards GM food in Ireland and the United States: a case study over time.

This study shows that there is a similar level of familiarity with genetically modified (GM) food in Ireland and the USA. The first phase of this research examined 423 randomly selected food purchasers in San Luis Obispo, California, and Galway, Ireland. The second phase examined 459 randomly...

Author(s)
Wolf, M. M.; Domegan, C.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A comparison of consumer attitudes towards GM food in Italy and the USA.

This USA-Italy comparison indicated that half of the US consumers but only 25% of the Italian consumers were familiar with GM foods. Italian consumers are less likely to read nutrition labels. Most US consumers are willing to buy GM foods, while only 43% of Italian consumers are willing to buy GM...

Author(s)
Wolf, M. M.; Bertolini, P.; Parker-Garcia, J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A consumer-based approach towards new product development through biotechnology in the agro-food sector.

This chapter analyses the topic of new product development (NPD) with the help of genetic manipulation technology in the agrifood sector. The analysis moves along 3 dimensions: the technology itself; the substrate of technology; and the consumers' reaction towards biotechnology. The analysis begins ...

Author(s)
Spetsidis, N. M.; Schamel, G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A way forward for Frankenstein foods.

This chapter reports the findings from some preliminary analyses of the impact on prices at farm gate and at retail of introducing a system of retail labelling of non-genetically modified food. Of interest here is the nature of market segmentation and price differentiation after a first generation...

Author(s)
Burton, M.; James, S.; Lindner, B.; Pluske, J.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An economic approach to identifying an 'Effective <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">sui generis</i> System' for plant variety protection under TRIPs.

The components of the checks and balances of patent systems are outlined and a plant breeders' rights (PBR) system structured on the patent system is presented, with adjustments made for technical and institutional differences between the two. The requirements of the International Convention for...

Author(s)
Lesser, W.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994574)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
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Cover for Are GURTs needed to remedy intellectual property failures and environmental problems with GM crops?

This chapter addresses the use of two types of genetic use restriction technologies (GURTs) in agriculture: variety-level GURTs (V-GURTs) and trait-specific GURTs (T-GURTs). It examines weaknesses in plant breeders' rights and patent and contract laws, but questions whether breeders really need the ...

Author(s)
Budd, G.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Attitudes towards GM food in Colombia.

This paper makes an initial examination of consumer attitudes in Colombia toward GM food. It follows on from research previously conducted in the USA and Irish Republic. First, the methods are briefly described and some characteristics of the sample population are noted. Second, some general...

Author(s)
Pachico, D.; Wolf, M. M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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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