Issue title is: "Understanding the Differences in US-EU Biotech Regulation." The papers are based on presentations given at the "US-EU Policy Issues in Animal Production" symposium hosted by the EU Center and the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri- Columbia in May 2000. Click on one of the browse buttons above for a complete listing of the contents of this issue.

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  • The adoption of rBST on Wisconsin dairy farms 

    Barham, Brad; Jackson-Smith, Douglas; Moon, Sunyung (AgBioForum, 2000)
    Adoption of rBST on Wisconsin dairy farms has been modest, and is limited by farm operations: (1) finding rBST disadvantageous given their moderate scale and lack of use of technologies and practices that improve its ...
  • Economic impacts associated with bovine somatotropin (BST) use based on survey of US dairy herds 

    Ott, Stephen L.; Rendleman, C. Matthew (AgBioForum, 2000)
    Based on a 1996 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) survey of 1,178 dairy producers and a milk price of $13 per hundredweight (cwt), optimal recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST) use would be 73 percent of ...
  • The regulation of rbST: the European case 

    Brinckman, Dirk (AgBioForum, 2000)
    In December 1999, the Council of the European Union (EU) decided to definitively ban possible use of recombinant bovine somatotrophin (rBST) in the European Union. In support of its ban it invoked animal welfare reasons. ...
  • Regulation of rbST in the US 

    Collier, Robert (AgBioForum, 2000)
    In the United States (US) and European Union (EU) the regulatory and commercialization process for recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) had widely differing outcomes. Although the regulatory process in both locations was ...
  • Antibiotic resistance in the EU - Science, politics, and policy 

    Follet, Ghislain (AgBioForum, 2000)
    A number of resistant bacterial pathogens have become the focus of recent concern in human medicine. Studies and facts on use of antibiotics in animals suggest that animal sources contribute little to the problem. The ...
  • Regulation of antibiotic resistance in the US 

    Coffman, James R. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    This paper provides a United States (US) perspective on the issue of antibiotic resistance as it pertains to the use of antibiotics in animals. A recent National Research Council (NRC, 1999) report concludes that drug ...
  • The role of science in regulation and decision making 

    Sundlof, Stephen Frederick, 1951- (AgBioForum, 2000)
    This paper discusses the problem of making decisions based on science, without taking into consideration societal values. Science is value-neutral which is problematic if it is used as a sole guide to decision-making, as ...
  • The role of science in EU regulatory policies 

    Carsin, Bertrand (AgBioForum, 2000)
    This paper discusses the role of science in policy making in the European Union (EU). Lessons from past experiences are used to provide an outlook for the future.
  • Transforming Commodity Animal Agriculture: How Easy? 

    DiPietre, Dennis D. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    Relentless technological change and intermediate market failure are re-shaping the supply chain for fresh meat. Investment over the last twenty years has primarily been in fixed assets that lower the shutdown price point ...
  • US Animal Agriculture: Making the Case for Productivity 

    Roberts, R. M. (Robert Michael), 1940- (AgBioForum, 2000)
    This paper documents the tremendous productivity gains that have been made in United States(US)animal agriculture over the past century. Productivity gains will continue to be necessary as global demand for animal protein ...
  • Animal Agriculture in the EU & Multifunctionality 

    Béranger, Claude (AgBioForum, 2000)
    In the future, animal production systems in the European Union (EU) are expected to confront increasingly competitive markets, increasing world demand for animal protein, higher quality and safer foods, and sustainable ...
  • EU Regulation and Consumer Demand for Animal Welfare 

    Moynagh, James (AgBioForum, 2000)
    There is already considerable legislation on the statute books in Europe dealing with animal welfare. Such legislation results from strong public pressure and interest. The legislation is always science based, usually on ...
  • Consumer Demand and Production of Organics in the EU 

    Sylvander, Bertil; Le Floc'h-Wadel, Aude (AgBioForum, 2000)
    This paper will discuss organic livestock production in Europe with examples specifically from the poultry and livestock sectors. Although organic farming constitutes a small part of the total agricultural production and ...
  • Agricultural Biotechnology and Public Attitudes in the European Union 

    Gaskell, George (AgBioForum, 2000)
    The latest European sample survey of public perceptions of biotechnology shows that Europeans continue to support medical applications of biotechnology but have become increasingly opposed to genetically modified (GM) ...
  • Regulating Agri-Food Production in the US and the EU 

    Haniotis, Tassos (AgBioForum, 2000)
    There are a large number of issues that need to be clarified across the European Union (EU) and United States (US) on policies affecting agricultural production and food safety. While both the US and EU aim to meet similar ...
  • EU Agricultural Policies and Implications for Agrobiotechology 

    Richardson, John B. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    This paper provides a European perspective on how agricultural policies have developed in the European Union (EU) and the United States (US). The goal is to dispel the myth that exists in some places in the US, particularly ...
  • Why Does Biotech Regulation Differ So Much Between The US And EU? 

    Kalaitzandonakes, Nicholas G., 1960- (AgBioForum, 2000)
    When it comes to agricultural biotechnology, public policies in the United States (US) and the European Union (EU) have been radically different. In the US, products of agricultural biotechnology have been extensively ...