AgEcon Search

AgEcon Search >
       Journal of Agribusiness >
          Volume 20, Number 1, Spring 2002 >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://purl.umn.edu/14654

Title: AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY: FARM-LEVEL, MARKET, AND POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Authors: Van der Sluis, Evert
Diersen, Matthew A.
Dobbs, Thomas L.
Keywords: acceptance
agricultural biotechnology
benefits
costs
public dialogue
risks
Issue Date: 2002
Abstract: This study provides an overview of the economic costs, benefits, and risks involved with agricultural biotechnology at the farm level, at the market level, and for the farm and food system as a whole. Both advantages and disadvantages of agricultural biotechnology are discussed. Among the drivers of U.S. domestic and international consumer demand for transgenic crop products discussed are environmental and food safety concerns. A comparison is made between a "science-based" regulatory framework and a policy based on the precautionary principle. The authors argue that open dialogue is needed for achieving improved public understanding of agricultural biotechnology, and that analyses need to go beyond discussing the scientific merits of biotechnology, to include social scientists, as well as the public at large.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/14654
Institution/Association: Journal of Agribusiness>Volume 20, Number 1, Spring 2002
Total Pages: 16
Language: English
From Page: 51
To Page: 66
Collections:Volume 20, Number 1, Spring 2002

Files in This Item:

File SizeFormat
20010051.pdf160KbPDFView/Open
Recommend this item

All items in AgEcon Search are protected by copyright.

 

 

Brought to you by the University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics and the University of Minnesota Libraries with cooperation from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

All papers are in Acrobat (.pdf) format. Get Adobe Reader

Contact Us

Powered by: