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Title: The Santaniello Theorem of Irreversible Benefits
Author: Wesseler, Justus, 1963-
Keywords: GMOs
irreversible benefits
uncertainty
Date: 2009
Publisher: AgBioForum
Citation: AgBioForum, 12(1) 2009: 8-13.
Abstract: Irreversible benefits favor an earlier introduction of GM crops versus a later one. A non-trivial question is if they also weigh more than reversible benefits similar to irreversible costs but in the opposite direction. In this contribution, I will show that indeed irreversible benefits do weigh more than reversible ones and indeed result in an irreversibility effect, albeit a positive one. The problem can be summarized by the following theorem: “Irreversible benefits justify the immediate introduction of transgenic crops, even if future uncertainty about reversible benefits include negative benefits and traditional cost-benefit analysis, and treating all benefits and costs as reversible would reject the introduction.” I call this theorem—in honor of Vittorio Santaniello—the “The Santaniello Theorem of Irreversible Benefits.”
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/1414
ISSN: 1522-936X

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