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GMO Labeling: Threat or Opportunity?

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dc.contributor.author Phillips, Peter W. B.
dc.contributor.author Isaac, Grant
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-20T14:56:31Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-20T14:56:31Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.citation AgBioForum 1(1) 1998: 25-30. en
dc.identifier.issn 1522-936X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/1391
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the potential impact of both mandatory and voluntary labeling schemes on the research and commercialization of process-based and product-based GMO goods. The analysis concludes that mandatory labeling will impose excessive costs on the producers of GMO. This result would threaten the research and commercialization of GMO goods. In contrast, voluntary positive labeling of GMO-free goods, or of the presence of specific GMO attributes in goods would limit the producer costs. This result would be both commercially and socially optimal. Over the longer term, the labeling issue may diminish in importance when biotechnology is used to develop new product-based GMO goods with desirable attributes rather than simply to reduce costs of production. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AgBioForum en
dc.source.uri http://www.agbioforum.missouri.edu/v1n1/v1n1a07-phillips.htm
dc.subject transgenic traits en
dc.subject recombinant bovine somatatrophin (rBST) en
dc.subject trade barriers en
dc.subject.lcsh Genetically modified foods -- Labeling en
dc.title GMO Labeling: Threat or Opportunity? en
dc.type Article en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Division of Applied Social Sciences. Department of Agricultural Economics. Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center. AgBioForum (Journal)
dc.relation.ispartofcollection AgBioForum, vol. 1, no. 1 (1998)


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