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Future Impacts of Biotechnology on Agriculture, Food Production and Food Processing: A Delphi Survey

By: K Menrad, D Agrafiotis, CM Enzing, L Lemkow and F Terragni

406 pages, 49 figs, 139 tabs

Physica Verlag

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #107236 | ISBN: 3790812153
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The study analyses the future application of modern biotechnology in the Agro-Food sector in five European countries as well as its impacts on economy, society, environment and the health of consumers and employees. Detailed information concerning the situation in Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands and Spain as well as an in-depth analysis of the major factors influencing the application of modern biotechnology enable the reader to adjust his own decisions on the expected future developments in advance.


Concept and Realization: Objectives; Description of the Delphi Methodology; Structure of the Questionnaire; Development of the Questionnaire; Selection of Experts; Realization of the Survey; Returned Questionnaires/Response Rates; Statistical Analysis * Results in Different Countries: Germany; Greece; Italy; The Netherlands; Spain * Comparative Analysis: Differences between Countries; Differences between the Expert Groups * Future Impacts of Biotechnology in the Agro-Food Sector: Acceptance of Biotechnology; Legal Framework Conditions; Economic Implications; Environmental Impacts; Health; Scientific and Technological Development * Conclusions and Recommendations: Which Scientific and Technical Developments Can Be Expected in the Future?; Impacts on Health of Consumers and the Environment; Future Acceptance of Agro-Food Biotechnology; Regulatory Issues; Economic Implications of Agro-Food Biotechnology; Suitability of the Delphi Methodology; Recommendations.

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