Table of contents
Agricultural Biotechnology in the Context of a Regulated Agricultural Sector
Technological Regulation in U.S. Agriculture
Benefits from Agricultural Biotechnologies
Hidden Benefits of Agricultural Biotechnologies
Consumer and Market Acceptance of Agricultural Biotechnologies
Conceptual Issues in Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology
The Causes of Regulations and Their Impacts
Environmental Risks of Agricultural Biotechnologies and Regulatory Response
About this book
This book presents the first thorough economic analysis of current agricultural biotechnology regulation. The contributors, most of whom are agricultural economists working either in universities or NGOs, address issues such as commercial pesticides, the costs of approving new products, liability, benefits, consumer acceptance, regulation and its impacts, transgenic crops, social welfare implications, and biosafety.
Richard E. Just is Distinguished University Professor and former Chair, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland at College Park.
Julian M. Alston is Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis.
David Zilberman is Chair, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics and Policy
Richard E. Just
Julian M. Alston
- Series Title Natural Resource Management and Policy
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-36953-2
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006
- Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
- eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-36952-5
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-4239-5
- eBook ISBN 978-0-387-36953-2
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages VIII, 732
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
R & D/Technology Policy
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