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dc.contributor.authorWesseler, Justus, 1963-eng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.description.abstractIrreversible 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."eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum, 12(1) 2009: 8-13.eng
dc.identifier.issn1522-936Xeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/1414
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherAgBioForumeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 12, no. 1 (2009)eng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.source.urihttp://www.agbioforum.missouri.edu/v12n1/v12n1a01-wesseler.htmeng
dc.subjectGMOseng
dc.subjectirreversible benefitseng
dc.subjectuncertaintyeng
dc.subject.lcshTransgenic plants -- Risk assessmenteng
dc.subject.lcshCrops -- Genetic engineering -- Risk assessmenteng
dc.subject.lcshGenetically modified foods -- Risk assessmenteng
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural biotechnology -- Decision makingeng
dc.subject.lcshDecision makingeng
dc.titleThe Santaniello Theorem of Irreversible Benefitseng
dc.typeArticleeng


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