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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 Biotechnology and the emergence of club behaviour in agricultural trade.

This chapter emphasizes direct trade in GM crops. It notes that two distinct groupings of countries are emerging in formulations of regulatory regimes for GM foods. One group is the EU 'club' where a combination of bans and restrictions on trade are being implemented. The second group is the North...

Author(s)
Tothova, M.; Oehmke, J. F.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The labelling of genetically modified products in a global trading environment.

This chapter looks at the labelling of genetically modified food products using a model that examines the interaction of national and international economies of scale in world trade. Two cases are considered: no labelling and with labelling. With no labelling, maximum national marketing economies...

Author(s)
Scandizzo, S.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Consumer attitudes towards GM food in Ireland and the USA.

This comparative study showed that consumers in the USA and Irish Republic had similar levels of familiarity with GM foods. Irish consumers reported more negative attitudes regarding GM food and supported mandatory labelling in the first phase of the research. In the second phase, consumer...

Author(s)
Wolf, M. M.; McDonnell, J.; Domegan, C.; Yount, H.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Consumer purchasing behaviour towards GM foods in the Netherlands.

This paper reports a study on consumer expenditure response to GM-free labelling in supermarkets in the Netherlands. It was found that consumers in the Netherlands did not respond negatively to the GM-labelled products.

Author(s)
Marks, L. A.; Kalaitzandonakes, N. G.; Vickner, S. S.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997476)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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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