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Biotechnology and the development of food markets: retrospect and prospects
European Review of Agricultural Economics
  • Giancarlo Moschini, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Submitted Manuscript
Publication Date
1-1-2008
DOI
10.1093/erae/jbn014
Abstract
Biotechnology has had an important impact on the agricultural and food industries over the last 12 years by way of fast and extensive adoption of a few genetically modified (GM) crops. This has produced large efficiency gains, including higher yields and reduced costs of weed and pest control, as well as some environmental benefits. The expected development of crops with additional agronomic traits, and with output traits to improve the nutrition and health attributes of food products, holds the potential for even more pervasive impacts. Full realisation of such promises may require overcoming the constraining effects of restrictive GM product regulations.
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This is a working paper of an article from European Review of Agricultural Economics 35 (2008): 331, doi: 10.1093/erae/jbn014.

Citation Information
Giancarlo Moschini. "Biotechnology and the development of food markets: retrospect and prospects" European Review of Agricultural Economics Vol. 35 Iss. 3 (2008) p. 331 - 355
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/giancarlo-moschini/67/