By V. Santaniello, R. E. Evenson, D. Zilberman

The funding weather for companies generating genetically changed (GM) agricultural items has lately skilled huge swap, with the incidence of remarkably excessive fee of farmer attractiveness, yet substantial patron resistance. the current process that includes organizations constructing biotech items, farmers generating the goods, nutrients and comparable agribusiness commercial enterprises, and shoppers of nutrition, is especially risky. This even though will quickly be laid low with alterations in reulatory, exchange and nutrients protection regimes.This e-book addresses those key matters and relies on papers offered on the fourth assembly of The foreign Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology learn (ICABR), on Economics of Agricultural Biotechnology, held at Ravello, Italy, in August 2000. equipped in 4 components, this quantity focuses on:Consumer reactions to GM foodstuff informationRegulatory issuesFarmer popularity of biotech productsChanges in commercial association in existence technology and meals sectors

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The top three characteristics from the list of 15 statements describing GM foods were: ‘grown in the US, improves the production of food’, and ‘is made by splicing genes from one plant or organism to another’. The three characteristics describing GM foods the least were: ‘is the same as a hybrid, has superior taste’, and ‘is harmful to consumers’. 12). The top three characteristics remain the same for the two groups. However, the Irish gave higher ratings to the descriptive statements: ‘is made by splicing genes from one plant or organism into another plant, has seeds from Monsanto, is modified to kill pests, may be harmful to the environment, is grown in Ireland’, and ‘is harmful to consumers’.

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4. Nutritional label readership and purchase decision. 05 level. 5. Ingredient label readership and purchase decision. 05 level. dent. Both groups of consumers had similar gender, employment status and dual income household status. 3) than Irish respondents. 5). 6). However, an examination of the sources of information about GM food among respondents who were at least somewhat familiar indicates that the Irish respondents had learned about GM food from a wide variety of sources. Almost all of the familiar Irish respondents had heard about GM food from the newspaper or television news, while only twothirds of familiar US respondents had heard about GM food from these sources.

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