Economic Issues in Agricultural Biotechnology
by Robbin Shoemaker, Joy Harwood, Kelly Day-Rubenstein
, Terri Dunahay, Paul Heisey
, Linwood Hoffman
, Cassandra Klotz-Ingram, William Lin, Lorraine Mitchell
, William McBride
, and Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo
Agriculture Information Bulletin No. (AIB-762) 59 pp, March 2001
This report analyzes the economic aspects of several key areas--agricultural research policy, industry structure, production and marketing, consumer issues, and future world food demand--where agricultural biotechnology is dramatically affecting the public policy agenda.
Keywords: Biotechnology, economics, adoption, patents, research policy, markets, market segregation, identity preservation
In this publication...
- Abstract, Contents, Summary,
- Important Changes in the Agricultural Input Industry,
- Forces Driving Changes in the Agricultural Input Industry--Plant Breeding and Biotechnology,
- Farm-Level Effects of Adopting Genetically Engineered Crops--Preliminary Evidence from the U.S. Experience,
- Enhanced Output Traits and Market Coordination,
- Implications of Testing and Segregating Nonbiotech Crops for Grain Grades and Standards,
- Consumer Acceptance,
- Public and Private Agricultural Research,
- Meeting World Food Demand--The Role of Biotechnology,
- Entire Report,
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