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Cover for Governing innovative science: challenges facing the commercialization of plant-made pharmaceuticals.

This chapter raises issues associated with gene flow in the case of plant-made pharmaceuticals (PMPs). Following an overview of the importance of PMPs, recent developments in this field and the possible environmental concerns are discussed. Recent developments include: plants with engineered...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Khachatourians, G. G.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Opposition to genetically modified wheat and global food security.

This chapter evaluates the impact of consumer opposition (particularly European opposition) to the adoption of GM food (GM wheat) and to the realization of its benefits in terms of global food security. The chapter (i) develops a conceptual model of consumer acceptance of GM crops; (ii) quantifies...

Author(s)
Haggui, F.; Phillips, P. W. B.; Gray, R. S.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Identity preservation, segregation and traceability: marketplace features and uses.

This chapter examines presents concepts on identity preservation, segregation and traceability of genetically modified (GM) food products (particularly from transgenic plants). The topics discussed include: definitions of product differentiation; identity preserved production and marketing;...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
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 Gains to yield-increasing research in the evolving Canadian canola research industry.

The objective of this chapter is to estimate the returns to yield-increasing Canadian rape research over time (1960-97) as a means of examining whether the changes in the rape research industry have affected the returns to research. The chapter begins by presenting a simple economic model to show...

Author(s)
Gray, R. S.; Malla, S.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Science and regulation: assessing the impacts of incomplete institutions and information in the global agricultural biotechnology industry.

This chapter outlines some of the economic, regulatory and social costs of incomplete information in the agricultural biotechnology sector. It first looks at the consumer attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) products. It then presents 2 incomplete and contentious scientific experiments (Dr....

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Labelling for GM foods: theory and practice.

This chapter examines the theory, practice and implications of genetically modified (GM) food labelling systems that have emerged to date. An overview of the circumstances leading to the recent rise in demand for labelling is presented, as well as a brief review of literature on the labelling of GM ...

Author(s)
Phillips, P. W. B.; McNeill, H.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Intellectual property rights, Canola and public research in Canada.

Following an introduction sections cover: the rationale for public investment in agrifood research; the characteristics of innovation; intellectual property rights regimes; the evolving role of the public sector; and conclusions. Particular reference is made to rapeseed varietal development by the...

Author(s)
Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994574)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter

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