IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

Economic Issues In Agricultural Biotechnology

Listed author(s):
  • Shoemaker, Robbin A.
  • Harwood, Joy L.
  • Day-Rubenstein, Kelly A.
  • Dunahay, Terry
  • Heisey, Paul W.
  • Hoffman, Linwood A.
  • Klotz-Ingram, Cassandra
  • Lin, William W.
  • Mitchell, Lorraine
  • McBride, William D.
  • Fernandez-Cornejo, Jorge

Agricultural biotechnology has been advancing very rapidly, and while it presents many promises, it also poses as many questions. Many dimensions to agricultural biotechnology need to be considered to adequately inform public policy. Policy is made more difficult by the fact that agricultural biotechnology encompasses many policy issues addressed in very different ways. We have identified several key areas agricultural research policy, industry structure, production and marketing, consumer issues, and future world food demand where agricultural biotechnology is dramatically affecting the public policy agenda. This report focuses on the economic aspects of these issues and addresses some current and timely issues as well as longer term issues.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
Download Restriction: no

Paper provided by United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in its series Agricultural Information Bulletins with number 33735.

in new window

Date of creation: 2001
Handle: RePEc:ags:uersab:33735
Contact details of provider: Postal:
1400 Independence Ave.,SW, Mail Stop 1800, Washington, DC 20250-1800

Phone: 202-694-5050
Fax: 202-694-5700
Web page:

More information through EDIRC

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

in new window

  1. Mitchell,Donald O. & Ingco,Merlinda D. & Duncan,Ronald C., 1997. "The World Food Outlook," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521589840, March.
  2. Tarvydas, Robert & Gaisford, James D. & Hobbs, Jill E. & Kerr, William A., 2000. "Agricultural Biotechnology In Developing Countries: Will It Be Technology Transferred Through The Market Or Piracy?," Proceedings:Transitions in Agbiotech: Economics of Strategy and Policy, June 24-25, 1999, Washington, D.C. 26027, Regional Research Project NE-165 Private Strategies, Public Policies, and Food System Performance.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:uersab:33735. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.