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  • Reply: Economic Impacts Associated With Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBST) Use 

    Ott, Stephen L.; Rendleman, C. Matthew (AgBioForum, 2002)
    Losinger's criticism of our paper pertains to the following key points: the use of national estimates, the functional form employed, making multiple uses of the model, not considering all the costs, and the use of NAHMS ...
  • Comment: Economic Impacts Associated with Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBST) Use 

    Losinger, Willard C. (AgBioForum, 2002)
    The article "Economic Impacts Associated with Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBST) Use," which appeared in AgBioForum 3(2&3), merits somewhat closer scrutiny. The article was based on a pair of regression models which ...
  • Biotechnology's Future Benefits: Prediction or Promise? 

    Burkhardt, Jeffrey, 1951- (AgBioForum, 2002)
    Much current research and development (R&D) in agricultural biotechnology is focused on the so-called "next generation" of biotech. There is an assumption that this work is ethically justifiable because the expected outcomes ...
  • A Tale of Two Mergers: What We Can Learn from Agricultural Biotechnology Event Studies 

    King, John L. (John Leitner), 1972-; Wilson, Norbert; Naseem, Anwar (AgBioForum, 2002)
    This study employs event study analysis to examine two mergers and acquisitions (M&A) of publicly traded firms. The stock price effect of these combinations in the agricultural biotechnology industry indicates a market ...
  • Efficiency of Alternative Technologies and Cultural Practices for Cotton in Georgia 

    Ward, Clayton W.; Flanders, Archie; Isengildina, Olga Yurievna; White, Fred C. (AgBioForum, 2002)
    Transgenic cotton varieties and conservation tillage practices are evaluated for technical and allocative efficiency, as well as net returns above variable costs. Data Envelopment Analysis is applied to a survey of Georgia ...
  • Focus Group Reactions to Genetically Modified Food Labels 

    Teisl, Mario F. (Mario Francis), 1960-; Halverson, Lynn; O'Brien, Kelly; Ross, Nancy; Vayda, Michael E. (AgBioForum, 2002)
    We use focus groups to gauge US consumer reactions to alternative genetically modified (GM) food labeling policies. We find a low level of awareness about GM foods, which is surprising given the amount of media activity ...
  • Benefits from Bt Cotton Use by Smallholder Farmers in South Africa 

    Ismael, Yousouf; Bennett, Richard M.; Morse, Stephen, 1957- (AgBioForum, 2002)
    This paper describes the results of research conducted in the Makhathini region, Kwazulu Natal, Republic of South Africa, designed to explore the economic benefits of the adoption of Bt cotton for smallholders. Results ...