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Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics and Policy

Series: Natural Resource Management and Policy Volume: 30

Edited By: Richard E Just, Julian M Alston and David Zilberman

732 pages, 47 illus

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #164214 | ISBN: 038736952X
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About this book

Economic analysis of current agricultural biotechnology regulation. The contributors, most of whom are agricultural economists working either in universities or NGOs, address issues such as commercial pesticides, the costs of approving new products, liability, benefits, consumer acceptance, regulation and its impacts, transgenic crops, social welfare implications, and biosafety.


Contents

Introduction.- Agricultural Biotechnology in the Context of a Regulated Agricultural Sector.- Conceptual Issues in Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology.- Case Studies on theEconomics of Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology.- Conclusions.- Index.

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Biography

Richard E. Just is Distinguished University Professor and former Chair, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland at College Park. Julian M. Alston is Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis. David Zilberman is Chair, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley.

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