This issue's title is: "The Economics of Neutriceuticals and Functional Foods." Click on one of the browse buttons above for a complete listing of the contents of this issue.

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  • The concept of natural: implications for biotechnology regulation 

    Kershen, Drew L. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    The General Synod Board for Social Responsibility of the Church of England (1999) issued a report entitled Genetically Modified Organisms: A Briefing Paper. In this report, that is cautiously favorable towards biotechnology, ...
  • The economics of within-field Bt corn refuges 

    Hyde, Jeffrey; Martin, Marshall A.; Preckel, Paul V.; Dobbins, Craig L.; Edwards, C. Richard (AgBioForum, 2000)
    Farmers who plant Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn are obligated to plant a 20% non-Bt corn refuge as part of an Insect Resistance Management program. This paper analyzes the economics of alternative refuge configurations. ...
  • Negative labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs): the experience of rBST 

    Runge, C. Ford (Carlisle Ford); Jackson, Lee Ann (AgBioForum, 2000)
    Voluntary negative labeling may provide a solution to the current controversy over labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in agriculture. The U.S. experience in the dairy sector with milk from cows treated with ...
  • Labeling policy for GMOs: to each his own? 

    Caswell, Julie A. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    GMO labeling policy for foods is under intense development. Countries are choosing mandatory labeling or adherence to voluntary labeling. Challenges to mandatory labeling are unlikely to be successful under current World ...
  • The comparative advantage of real options: an explanation for the US specialization in biotechnology 

    Lavoie, Brian F.; Sheldon, Ian M. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    Comparative advantage based on resource endowments cannot explain United States (U.S.) leadership in biotechnology. Sources of heterogeneity within the process of research and development (R&D) investment, such as international ...
  • Agricultural biotechnology and societal decision-making: the role of risk analysis 

    Wolt, Jeffrey D.; Peterson, Robert K. D. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    Knowledge and trust are major attributes of risk perception that will determine public acceptance of agricultural biotechnology. Formalized frameworks for biotechnology risk analysis afford objective, transparent approaches ...
  • Marketing functional foods: how to reach your target audience 

    Gilbert, Linda (AgBioForum, 2000)
    Nutraceuticals - foods enhanced with vitamins, minerals or herbs - are a growing food-industry trend. But getting functional foods to market requires an understanding of the target audience. This study, based on findings ...
  • Consumer response to functional foods in the 21st century 

    Schmidt, David B. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    In recent years, "functional foods" have become increasingly popular. Defined as foods or food components that may provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition, functional foods are widely believed to offer consumers ...
  • Health claims and labeling regulation: how will consumers learn about functional foods? 

    Unnevehr, Laurian; Hasler, Clare M. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    Consumers find out about functional foods through product specific claims about their benefits. Regulation differs for provision of information in advertising versus food labels and for dietary supplements versus whole ...
  • Food as a source of health enhancing compounds 

    Burn, Paul; Kishore, Ganesh M. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    Molecular nutrition is becoming an increasingly important scientific discipline of human nutrition. The systematic dissection of food into its molecular components followed by studying individual molecules in animal model ...
  • Functional foods: technical, institutional and market innovation 

    Kalaitzandonakes, Nicholas G., 1960- (AgBioForum, 2000)
    Linking food and natural ingredients to health impacts is, of course, not novel. For centuries, experiential knowledge distilled and passed on from one generation to the next has pointed to such linkages, often with success. ...