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Economic and Environmental Issues in International Trade and Production of Genetically Modified Foods and Crops and the WTO

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  • Pillarisetti, J. R.

    () (Central Queensland University)

  • Radel, Kylie

    () (Central Queensland University)

Abstract

International trade in agriculture is growing rapidly under the auspices of the WTO. Within agriculture, a recent contentious issue relates to trade in genetically modified foods and crops. This paper examines a variety of issues associated with these foods and crops both from advanced and developing countries perspectives. The paper notes significant concerns from a variety of perspectives

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  • Pillarisetti, J. R. & Radel, Kylie, 2004. "Economic and Environmental Issues in International Trade and Production of Genetically Modified Foods and Crops and the WTO," Journal of Economic Integration, Center for Economic Integration, Sejong University, vol. 19, pages 332-352.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:integr:0278
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    1. Chieko Tokuyama & J. Ram Pillarisetti, 2006. "Measuring Human Wellbeing And Advancing Sustainable Development: How Credible Are The Undp'S Human Development Reports?," Monash Economics Working Papers 03/06, Monash University, Department of Economics.

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    Keywords

    Sustainable agriculture; Genetically modified organisms (GMOs); Trade; WTO;

    JEL classification:

    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
    • Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy

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