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Cover for Commercialized products of biotechnology and trade pattern effects.

This chapter compares trade patterns for Canada and the USA in oilseed rape, maize, and soyabeans by specifically examining the value of exports in these products. Data have been gathered from the 1990-96 period, prior to the commercialization of GM crops. This is compared with the...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Davey, K. A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The coexistence of GM and non-GM arable crops in the EU: economic and market considerations.

Within the coexistence debate in Europe, anti-GM groups often claim that there is no demand for GM crops in Europe and that GM and organic crops cannot coexist successfully without causing significant economic harm/losses to organic growers. This chapter examines these claims by specifically...

Author(s)
Brookes, G.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Segregation of non-biotech maize and soybeans: who bears the cost?

This chapter focuses on the economics of segregating US non-transgenic maize and soyabeans for shipments to Japan, the primary non-transgenic export market for US grains and oilseeds, as a case study. The chapter objectives include: to ascertain or estimate price premiums that buyers in both the US ...

Author(s)
Lin, W.; Johnson, D. D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The economic impacts of agricultural biotechnology on international trade, consumers, and producers: the case of maize and soybeans in the USA.

This chapter describes the identification and quantification of the economic impact of biotechnology adoption in US maize and soyabean production on the prices, production, consumption and international trade levels. A partial equilibrium, aggregate-level, international trade model of 3 countries...

Author(s)
Barkley, A. P.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Determinants of GMO use: a survey of Iowa maize-soybean farmers' acreage allocation.

This chapter examines 3 aspects of adoption of genetically modified (GM) maize and soyabean by farmers in Iowa, USA. First, it examines Iowa farmers' planting intentions for 2000 and identifies 4 distinct groups (GM users, conventional, disadopters, and new adopters). Second, it shows that early...

Author(s)
Alexander, C.; Fernandez-Cornejo, J.; Goodhue, R. E.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Estimating adoption of GMO soybeans and maize: a case study of Ohio, USA.

This chapter takes a specific look at Ohio's adoption of genetically modified (GM) soyabeans and maize. A survey of Ohio farmers (n=130) regarding use of GM crops was conducted in May 2000. Data on attitudes and beliefs concerning GM crop adoption were collected, and GM crop acreage in Ohio was...

Author(s)
Darr, D. A.; Chern, W. S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Economic effects of producing or banning GM crops.

This chapter examines the economic effects of the different policy responses from the EU regarding the introduction of genetically modified (GM) crops in other regions. Some light is shed on the different regulatory systems in Brazil, China, the EU and the USA. This picture is supplemented by some...

Author(s)
Wronka, J.; Schmitz, P. M.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Estimating the economic effects of GMOs: the importance of policy choices and preferences.

This paper draws on three studies that use existing empirical models of the global economy to examine what the effects of some (non-European) countries adopting genetically modified organisms (GMOs) might be without and then with some policy or consumer preference responses. Specifically, the...

Author(s)
Anderson, K.; Nielsen, C. P.; Robinson, S.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter

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