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Cover for International trade and policies for genetically modified products.

This book addresses international trade and policy issues concerning agricultural biotechnology. The 16 chapters in this volume are edited and revised versions of papers presented at the 8th International Conference of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research, held in...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Santaniello, V.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Patents versus plant varietal protection.

This chapter develops a theoretical model to analyse the impacts of intellectual property rights (IPRs) policy options on innovation in the plant breeding sector and social welfare. First, some relevant strands of the literature on the scope of IPR protection are reviewed. The theoretical model is...

Author(s)
Eaton, D.; Tongeren, F. van
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The case for differentiated appropriability in intellectual property rights for plant varieties.

This chapter adapts an existing model of innovation in the plant breeding sector to demonstrate that common standards are not optimum from a global welfare point of view. Policy issues relating to Plant Variety Protection from an economic perspective are reviewed, with particular emphasis on the...

Author(s)
Tongeren, F. van; Eaton, D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The regulation of agricultural biotechnology.

The regulatory systems in place prior to the development and expansion of agricultural biotechnology are still responding to this new form of technology. Such systems include trade law, intellectual property law, contract law, environmental regulations and biosafety regulations. This book reviews...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Santaniello, V.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Consumer acceptance of genetically modified foods.

This book, with 18 chapters divided into 5 parts, provides a compilation of recent studies on consumer acceptance of genetically modified foods. These studies utilized different methods and evidence and the volume is organized to reflect this. The chapters in this volume find substantial diversity...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Santaniello, V.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introducing novel protein foods in the EU: economic and environmental impacts.

This paper utilizes an applied general equilibrium model to investigate the impacts of increased consumption of novel protein foods (NPFs: plant protein-based GM food products) in the EU. The simulation indicates that the introduction of NPFs will substantially decrease the production and...

Author(s)
Zhu XueQin; Ierland, E. van; Wesseler, J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Economic and social issues in agricultural biotechnology.

This book presents 21 selected revised and edited papers from the 4th and 5th meetings of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research, held in Italy in 2000 and 2001. Topics covered include: intellectual property rights and technological exchange; public-private issues;...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Santaniello, V.; Zilberman, D.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Smallholders, transgenic varieties, and production efficiency: the case of cotton farmers in China.

The overall goal of this study is to measure the impact that genetically modified cotton varieties have had on the production efficiency of smallholders in farming communities in China. We also find that the adoption of Bt cotton varieties leads to a significant decrease in the use of pesticides....

Author(s)
Huang JiKun; Hu RuiFa; Rozelle, S.; Qiao, F. B.; Pray, C. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Market development for genetically modified foods.

This book is based on papers presented at the 4th meeting of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research on the 'Economics of Agricultural Biotechnology'. A subset of those papers is included in this volume, which addresses market development issues in developed countries,...

Author(s)
Santaniello, V.; Evenson, R. E.; Zilberman, D.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From the Green Revolution to the Gene Revolution.

Part I of this paper reviews and assesses a study of the Green Revolution, which has been conducted by the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment - Technical Advisory Committee of CGIAR. In part II, the Gene Revolution (for plants) as it has unfolded to date, is reviewed. Part III utilizes data from...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter

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