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Agronomics and Sustainability of Transgenic Cotton in Argentina
Transgenic Bt cotton can halve pesticide application rates in Argentina while significantly increasing yields. Yield effects are bigger than in other countries, due to the current low levels of insecticide use. Although ...
The Dynamics of Biotechnology in the Soybean Marketplace
The goal of this paper is to explore market system dynamics associated with recent and potential future adoption of biotechnology in the soybean marketplace. The rapid and dramatic adoption of herbicide-tolerant varieties ...
Role of Public and Private Soybean Breeding Programs in the Development of Soybean Varieties Using Biotechnology
Modern biotechnology has and will continue to play a valuable role in public and private soybean breeding programs. Tools provided by biotechnology will not replace soybean breeding in the public and private sectors but ...
Mass Media Communications about Agrobiotechnology
The media is often accused of sensationalism and bias in its reporting of agrobiotechnology. In this paper, we examine United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK)media coverage of agrobiotechnology. Our findings confirm ...
Research Prizes: A Mechanism to Reward Agricultural Innovation in Low-Income Regions
This paper identifies market failures that limit biotechnology research for farmers in low-income regions and proposes a system of cash prizes to reward the dissemination of successful innovations. The prize authority ...
Development and Marketing Strategies for Functional Foods
As the boundaries between food and medicine are fading, businesses face new challenges. These challenges include integrating research and development and marketing processes that shorten the time to market a new product. ...
Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods: Does it Really Provide Consumer Choice?
The mandatory labeling of genetically modified (GM) food aims to provide consumer choice. However, in the European Unionand elsewhere, GM food with mandatory labeling has disappeared from the retail shelves. Food processors ...
Short Hedge Example with Futures (2000)
(University of Missouri Extension, 2000)
This guide describes how to place an output (short) hedge in the futures market to reduce the price risk associated with selling an output used in your business.
Long Hedge Example with Futures
(University of Missouri Extension, 2000-12)
This guide describes how to place an input (long) hedge in the futures market to reduce the price risk associated with buying an input.
The Economic and Environmental Impacts of Agbiotech: A Global Perspective
Book review of "The Economic and Environmental Impacts of Agbiotech: A Global Perspective"
The traditional research paradigm represents discoveries flowing linearly from basic science conducted in public institutions to applied research and commercialization undertaken largely by private industry. This ...
Are research alliances between private firms and land grant universities compatible with the original purpose?
Increased collaboration between private firms and State Agricultural Experiment Stations (SAES) raises fears that the independence, objectivity, and credibility of SAES and their scientists may be compromised. Likewise, ...
The agricultural knowledge system: appropriate roles and interactions for the public and private sectors
For over one hundred years, Land Grant Universities (LGUs) have pushed the frontiers of knowledge; have translated new knowledge into practice for the benefit of farmers, agribusiness and consumers; and have prepared the ...
Bales and Balance: A Review of the Methods Used to Assess the Economic Impact of Bt Cotton on Farmers in Developing Economies
We assess 47 peer-reviewed articles that have applied stated economics methods to measure the farm-level impacts of Bt cotton in developing agriculture from 1996. We focus on methods, although findings are also contrasted ...
A Review of International Labeling Policies of Genetically Modified Food to Evaluate India's Proposed Rule
This paper provides a comprehensive review of existing international labeling policies of genetically modified (GM) food and associated relevant international agreements in order to evaluate India's proposed mandatory ...
Perceptions of Genetically Modified and Organic Foods and Processes
Both organic production and the use of biotechnology have increased dramatically over the past decade. This study contributes to existing work on consumer acceptance of these practices and the resulting ...
Consumers' Willingness to Pay for Biotech Foods in China: A Contingent Valuation Approach
Based on a large-scale survey, this study employs the contingent valuation method to estimate consumers' willingness to pay (WTP) for biotech foods in China and to account for the effects of respondents' characteristics ...
An Analysis of McLean County, Illinois Farmers' Perceptions of Genetically Modified Crops
McLean County, Illinois farmers were surveyed in order to explore their perceptions of biotechnology and genetically modified crops, and to analyze the relationships between those perceptions and choices regarding ...
Who Adopts What Kind of Technologies? The Case of Bt Eggplant in India
The public-private partnership involved in the development of Bt eggplant in India is unique in the context of developing countries, where poor farmers' access to technology is limited. The key questions arising in this ...
Inequality and GM Crops: A Case-Study of Bt Cotton in India
Critics of genetically modified (GM) crops often contend that their introduction enhances the gap between rich and poor farmers, as the former group are in the best position to afford the expensive seed as well as provide ...