Market Development for Genetically Modified Foods

Market Development for Genetically Modified Foods

by Vittorio Santaniello, Robert E Evenson, David Zilberman
     
 

ISBN-10: 085199573X

ISBN-13: 9780851995731

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: CAB International North America

The investment climate for firms producing genetically modified (GM) agricultural products has recently experienced considerable change, with the occurrence of remarkably high rate of farmer acceptance, but considerable consumer resistance. The present system that involves firms developing biotech products, farmers producing the products, food and related

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Overview

The investment climate for firms producing genetically modified (GM) agricultural products has recently experienced considerable change, with the occurrence of remarkably high rate of farmer acceptance, but considerable consumer resistance. The present system that involves firms developing biotech products, farmers producing the products, food and related agribusiness industrial firms, and consumers of food, is very volatile. This however will soon be affected by changes in reulatory, trade and food safety regimes.

This book addresses these key issues and is based on papers presented at the fourth meeting of The International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR), on Economics of Agricultural Biotechnology, held at Ravello, Italy, in August 2000. Organized in four parts, this volume focuses on: Consumer reactions to GM food information, regulatory issues, farmer acceptance of biotech products, and changes in industrial organization in life science and food sectors

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851995731
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Cabi Publishing Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.87(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1A Way Forward for Frankenstein Foods7
Pt. IEvaluating Consumer Attitudes to GM Foods
2A Comparison of Consumer Attitudes towards GM Food in Ireland and the United States: a Case Study Over Time25
3Differences in Public Acceptance between Generic and Premium Branded GM Food Products: an Analytical Model39
4Is European Consumers' Refusal of GM Food a Serious Obstacle or a Transient Fashion?49
5Estimates of Willingness to Pay a Premium for Non-GM Foods: a Survey55
6A Consumer-based Approach towards New Product Development through Biotechnology in the Agro-food Sector63
Pt. IIAcceptance by Farmers of Biotech Products
7The Impact of Bovine Somatotropin on Farm Profits81
8The Importance of Feed Management Technologies in the Decision to Adopt Bovine Somatotropin: an Application to California Dairy Producers91
9The Potential Effect of Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin on World Dairying101
10Gains to Yield-increasing Research in the Evolving Canadian Canola Research Industry113
11Determinants of GMO Use: a Survey of Iowa Maize-Soybean Farmers' Acreage Allocation127
12Estimating Adoption of GMO Soybeans and Maize: a Case Study of Ohio, USA141
13Ex ante Economic Assessment of Adopting Genetically Engineered Crops in Finland159
14Biotechnology, Farm Management and Local Agricultural Development167
Pt. IIIThe Role of Information Systems and of Associated Regulatory Developments
15Public Acceptance of and Benefits from Agricultural Biotechnology: a Key Role for Verifiable Information179
16Science and Regulation: Assessing the Impacts of Incomplete Institutions and Information in the Global Agricultural Biotechnology Industry191
17Quantifying Scientific Risk Communications of Agrobiotechnology205
18Time Series Analysis of Risk Frames in Media Communication of Agrobiotechnology217
19Case Study in Benefits and Risks of Agricultural Biotechnology: Roundup Ready Soybeans227
20Labelling for GM Foods: Theory and Practice245
21Estimating the Costs of Segregation for Non-biotech Maize and Soybeans261
22Endogenous Demand and Optimal Product Regulation: the Case of Agricultural Biotechnology271
Pt. IVIndustry Structure Issues
23Tobin's q and the Value of Agriceutical Firms279
24The Structure of the European Agro-food Biotechnology Industry: Are Strategic Alliances Here to Stay?283
25Market Structure in Biotechnology: Implications for Long-run Comparative Advantage291
26Biotechnology in the Supply Chain: Managing a Product Differentiating Technology301
Index313

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