The Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology

Edited by R E Evenson, V Santaniello 
CABI  March 2004  

Hardback  320  ISBN 9780851997421      £95.00
The regulatory systems in place prior to the development and expansion of agricultural biotechnology are still responding to this new form of technology. Such systems include trade law, intellectual property law, contract law, environmental regulations and biosafety regulations.

This book reviews these regulatory changes and consists of 24 chapters developed from papers presented at a conference of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research, held in Italy in July 2002. It primarily considers the relationship between these changes and innovation, market development and international trade.

Readership: Biotechnology, law and agricultural economics


Part I: Introduction and Overview
Regulation of GM Crops: Shaping an International Regime, R L Paarlberg, Harvard University, USA, R F Hopkins and L Ladewski, Swarthmore College, PA, USA

Part 2: Evolving Regulation Systems
The Evolving GMO Food Trade Policy Debate: Towards a Global Regulatory Regime? P Katz, P Macdonald, Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington DC, USA and G Mackenzie, Crowell & Moring, Brussels, Belgium
International Proposals to Regulate Intellectual Property Rights in Plant Genetic Resources, M Blakeney, Queen Mary College, University of London, UK
Genetically Engineered Food Labelling: Global Policy Polarization, L Zepeda, University of Wisconsin, USA
Conflict and Consensus-building: International Commercial Policy and Agricultural Biotechnology, J E Hobbs, W A Kerr, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, J D Gaisford, University of Calgary, Canada, et al.
The Rationale behind WTO Agreements and Agricultural GMO Controversy, A Sorrentino, Universita di Bari, Italy and R Esposti, Universita di Ancona, Italy
Trade Restrictions on Genetically Engineered Foods: The Application of the TBT Agreement, D Heumueller and T Josling, Stanford University, USA

Part 3: Regulation and Innovation
Environmental Liability and Research and Development in Biotechnology: a Real Options Approach, O Knudsen, The World Bank, Washington DC, USA and P L Scandizzo, Roma, Italy
Should the Public Sector Conduct Genomics R&D? A Naseem, The State University of New Jersey, USA and J F Oehmke, Michigan State University, USA
The Case for Differentiated Appropriability in Intellectual Property Rights for Plant Varieties, F van Tongeren, and D Eaton, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands
Biotechnology and Developing Countries: the Struggle over Intellectual Property Rights and Implications for Biodiversity Conservation, O Janni, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Intellectual Property Strategy in the Context of Inter-organizational Relations: the Case of International Agricultural Research, E Binenbaum, Adelaide University, Australia and P G Pardey, University of Minnesota, USA

Part 4: Regulations, Market Structures and Innovation
R&D Incentives for GM Seeds: Restricted Monopoly, Non-market Effects, and Regulation, R D Weaver, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Agricultural Biotech R&D Structure: Cyclical or Not? J F Oehmke, C A Wolf, Michigan State University, USA, et al.
The Innovation System in Agro-food Biotechnology - is it European? K Menrad and T Reiss, Fraunhofer Insatitute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany
How Firm Characteristics Influence Innovative Activity in Agricultural Biotechnology, C Klotz-Ingram, D Schimmelpfennig, Economic Research Service, Washington DC, USA, A Naseem, The State University of New Jersey, USA, et al.

Part 5: Regulation and Market Development
Dynamic Pricing of GM Crop Traits, R Perrin and L Fulginiti, University of Nebraska, USA
Identity Preservation, Segregation and Traceability: Marketplace Features and Uses, S Smyth and P W B Phillips, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Segmentation of GMO and non-GMO Soybean Markets under Identity Preservation Costs and Government Price Supports, T G Schmitz, Arizona State University, USA, C B Moss, University of Florida, USA and A Schmitz, Arizona State University, USA
EU Traceability and the US Soybean Sector, G K Price, F Kuchler and B Krissoff, Economic Research Centre, Washington DC, USA
Segregation of Non-biotech Maize and Soybeans: Who Bears the Cost? W Lin and D D Johnson, Economic Research Centre, Washington DC, USA

Part 6: Economic Impacts
Future impact of new technologies : three scenarios, their competence gaps and research implications, H Harmsen, A-M Sonne and B B Jensen, MAPP Centre, Denmark
Ex Ante Welfare Effects of Agricultural Biotechnology in the European Union: the Case of Transgenic Herbicide Tolerant Sugarbeet, M Demont and E Tollens, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
The Economic Impacts of Agricultural Biotechnology on International Trade, Consumers, and Producers : the Case of Maize and Soybeans in the USA, A P Barkley, Kansas State University, USA

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