Special Issue: 2009 International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR) Conference. Click on one of the browse buttons above for a complete listing of the contents of this issue.

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  • Turning Black Swans Green: The Vittorio Santaniello Memorial Lecture 

    Knudsen, Odin (AgBioForum, 2010-07)
    This article argues that the severe (or Black Swan) event of a financial crisis provides the opportunity to address other threatening issues—energy insecurity and climate change with the associated extreme weather events. ...
  • Policy Recommendations from the 13th ICABR Conference on the Emerging Bioeconomy 

    Smyth, Stuart J.; Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin; Gray, Richard, 1957-; Nassem, Anwar; Paarlberg, Robert L.; Phillips, Peter W. B.; Savastano, Sara; Scandizzo, Pasquale L.; Scatasta, Sara; Wesseler, Justus, 1963-; Zilberman, David, 1947-; Pray, Carl (AgBioForum, 2010-07)
    The International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research held its 13th annual conference in Ravello, Italy in June 2009. The theme of the conference was the bioeconomy, and this topic was addressed through ...
  • Policies to Support Biofuels in Europe: The Changing Landscape of Instruments 

    Ninni, Augusto (AgBioForum, 2010-07)
    Until 2008/2009, biofuels were considered among the best alternatives to oil consumption in a captive market such as transport fuels. Improvement of security of supply through partial substitution of imported oil, reduction ...
  • Overview of Special Issue from the 2009 ICABR Conference 

    Wesseler, Justus, 1963-; Smyth, Stuart J.; Scatasta, Sara (AgBioForum, 2010-07)
    The theme of the 13th International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR) conference was 'The Emerging Bioeconomy.' Within this theme there were four sub-themes that contained the vast majority of ...
  • Low-Level Presence of New GM Crops: An Issue on the Rise for Countries Where They Lack Approval 

    Stein, Alexander J.; Rodriguez-Cerezo, Emilio (AgBioForum, 2010-07)
    This study addresses a new issue in the commercialization of GM crops, namely the occurrence of traces—or “low-level presence” (LLP)—of nationally unapproved GM material in crop imports. The commercialization of GM crops ...
  • Is Agricultural Biotechnology Part of Sustainable Agriculture? Different Views in Switzerland and New Zealand 

    Aerni, P. (Philipp) (AgBioForum, 2010-07)
    Most countries claim to be committed to sustainable agriculture. Yet, the meaning of the term 'sustainable agriculture' is largely shaped by influential stakeholders in the public debate and their respective agendas. The ...
  • Facilitating Innovation in Agricultural Biotechnology: An Examination of the Ag-West Biotech Model, 1989-2004 

    Ryan, Camille D.; Smyth, Stuart J. (AgBioForum, 2010-07)
    Innovation is more than just science. Innovation encompasses a diversity of disciplines, such as law (patents and freedom to operate), economics (spill-over benefits and returns to investment), political science (government ...
  • The Effect of Biofuels on Crude Oil Markets 

    Hochman, Gal; Rajagopal, Deepak; Zilberman, David, 1947- (AgBioForum, 2010-07)
    To quantify the effect of biofuel on global oil markets, we extend the optimal export tax model to the global fuel market (henceforth, denoted as the Cartel-of-Nations model), recognizing that crude oil extraction and ...
  • The Economics of Microalgae Oil 

    Richardson, James W.; Outlaw, Joe L.; Allison, Marc (AgBioForum, 2010-07)
    A Monte Carlo simulation model for a commercial-scale microalgae farm in the US desert Southwest was developed and used to compare costs of producing algal oil with two levels of technology. Ranges of input and output ...
  • Economic Analysis of the Impact of Cloning on Improving Dairy Herd Composition 

    Butler, L.J. (Leslie James); Wolf, Marianne McGarry, 1952- (AgBioForum, 2010-07)
    While the potential for cloning animals has been realized for at least the last 25 years, it is only recently that sufficient advances have been made to allow the technology to advance to a stage where it is possible that ...
  • The Adoption and Diffusion of GM Crops in United States: A Real Option Approach 

    Scandizzo, Pasquale L.; Savastano, Sara (AgBioForum, 2010-07)
    The article aims at modelling adoption and diffusion decisions of farmers towards genetically modified crops under a real option framework. Modern GM crops help farmers to resolve two main sources of uncertainty: output ...