Coping with ex-ante regulations for planting Bt maize: the Portuguese experience
AbstractThis article investigates the attitude and practices of Bt and non-Bt maize farmers in Portugal. Thirty-seven Bt maize farmers were interviewed, representing 22.5% of the total number of Bt maize notifications in the country and 31.5% of the total area planted with Bt maize in 2007. Additionally, 66 non-Bt maize farmers were surveyed in an attempt to investigate their opinion on the Bt technology, its viability, and its future. The most interesting finding is that almost half of all the surveyed maize farmers stated that the ex-ante regulations are rigid and difficult to apply.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 25609.
Date of creation: Jan 2009
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Publication status: Published in AgBioForum 1.12(2009): pp. 60-69
agriculture; coexistence; Bt maize; Portugal; regulation;
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