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Issues In Development And Adoption Of Genetically Modified (Gm) Wheats


  • Wilson, William W.
  • Janzen, Edward L.
  • Dahl, Bruce L.
  • Wachenheim, Cheryl J.


Development of genetically modified (GM) wheat varieties is proceeding; however, several critical issues remain the focus of contention. This project summarizes the current state of knowledge on some of these critical issues for commercialization of GM wheats. Background on the evolution of GM Wheats is presented. Then, agronomic adoption and competitiveness of GM crops; research on GM traits in wheat; consumer acceptance of GM crops (a separate section is included on issues related to consumer acceptance of GM crops); regulatory issues and status; international trade; testing, segregation, and identity preservation; and production and marketing risks are examined. Finally, there is a description of the likely marketing system to evolve and a discussion of outstanding issues.

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  • Wilson, William W. & Janzen, Edward L. & Dahl, Bruce L. & Wachenheim, Cheryl J., 2003. "Issues In Development And Adoption Of Genetically Modified (Gm) Wheats," Agribusiness & Applied Economics Report 23497, North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:nddaae:23497

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    1. Konduru, Srinivasa & Kalaitzandonakes, Nicholas G. & Magnier, Alexandre, 2009. "GMO Testing Strategies and Implications for Trade: A Game Theoretic Approach," 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 49594, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    2. Wilson, William W. & Huso, Scott R., 2008. "Trait Stacking, Licensing, and Seed Firm Acquisitions on Genetically Modified Grains: A Strategic Analysis," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 33(3), December.
    3. Schuring, Jessica & Huffman, Wallace E. & Fan, Xing, 2011. "The Impact of Public and Private R&D n Farmers' Production Decisions: 1960-2004," 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 103493, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.


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