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Biotechnology, Agriculture and Development

Edited by Peter W.B. Phillips, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, David Castle, Professor of Public Administration and Vice President Research, University of Victoria and Stuart J. Smyth, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Recent innovations in agriculture and food technologies have brought benefits to many countries, particularly in developing regions, but information about the extent of these has often been sparse. This collection assembles the best papers on the subject to form a comprehensive, global perspective on the impacts of agricultural biotechnology around the world.

With an original introduction by the editors and emphasis on the economic, environmental, health and food security aspects of agricultural biotechnology, this book is an invaluable resource for academics, students and researchers alike.
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Recent innovations in agriculture and food technologies have brought benefits to many countries, particularly in developing regions, but information about the extent of these has often been sparse. This collection assembles the best papers on the subject to form a comprehensive, global perspective on the impacts of agricultural biotechnology around the world.

With an original introduction by the editors and emphasis on the economic, environmental, health and food security aspects of agricultural biotechnology, this book is an invaluable resource for academics, students and researchers alike.
43 articles, dating from 1997 to 2012
Contributors include: J. Falck-Zepeda, G. Graff, C. Juma, N. Kalaitzandonakes, G. Moschini, R. Paarlberg, C. Pray , M. Qaim, M. Smale, D. Zilberman
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Acknowledgements

Introduction
Peter W.B. Phillips, Stuart J. Smyth and David Castle

1. Philipp Aerni (2011), ‘Do Political Attitudes Affect Consumer Choice? Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Study with Genetically Modified Bread in Switzerland’, Sustainability, 3 (9), September, 1555–72

2. Akhter Ali and Awudu Abdulai (2010), ‘The Adoption of Genetically Modified Cotton and Poverty Reduction in Pakistan’, Journal of Agricultural Economics, 61 (1), February, 175–92

3. Julian M. Alston, Michele C. Marra, Philip G. Pardey and T.J. Wyatt (2000), ‘Research Returns Redux: A Meta-Analysis of the Returns to Agricultural R&D’, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 44 (2), June, 185–215

4. Klaus Ammann (2007), ‘Reconciling Traditional Knowledge with Modern Agriculture: A Guide for Building Bridges’, in Anatole Krattiger, Richard T. Mahoney, Lita Nelsen, Jennifer A. Thomson, Alan B. Bennett, Kanikaram Satyanarayana, Gregory D. Graff, Carlos Fernandez and Stanley P. Kowalski (eds), Intellectual Property Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation: A Handbook of Best Practices, Chapter 16.7, Oxford, UK: MIHR (Centre for the Management of Intellectual Property in Health Research and Development) and Davis, CA: PIPRA (Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture), 1539–62

5. Kym Anderson (2010), ‘Economic Impacts of Policies Affecting Crop Biotechnology and Trade’, New Biotechnology, 27 (5), November, 558–64

6. Arnab K. Basu and Matin Qaim (2007), ‘On The Adoption of Genetically Modified Seeds in Developing Countries and the Optimal Types of Government Intervention’, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 89 (3), August, 784–804

7. Volker Beckmann, Claudio Soregaroli and Justus Wesseler (2006), ‘Coexistence Rules and Regulations in the European Union’, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 88 (5), December, 1193–9

8. Richard Bennett, Stephen Morse and Yousouf Ismael (2006), ‘The Economic Impact of Genetically Modified Cotton on South African Smallholders: Yield, Profit and Health Effects’, Journal of Development Studies, 42 (4), May, 662–77

9. Graham Brookes and Peter Barfoot (2012), ‘Global Impact of Biotech Crops: Environmental Effects, 1996–2010’, GM Crops and Food: Biotechnology in Agriculture and the Food Chain, 3 (2), April/May/June, 129–37

10. Derek Byerlee and Ken Fischer (2002), ‘Accessing Modern Science: Policy and Institutional Options for Agricultural Biotechnology in Developing Countries’, World Development, 30 (6), June, 931–48

11. Carl Pray, Danmeng Ma, Jikun Huang and Fangbin Qiao (2001), ‘Impact of Bt Cotton in China’, World Development, 29 (5), May, 813–25

12. Carl K. Eicher, Karim Maredia and Idah Sithole-Niang (2006), ‘Crop Biotechnology and the African Farmer’, Food Policy, 31 (6), December, 504–27

13. José Benjamin Falck-Zepeda, Greg Traxler and Robert G. Nelson (2000), ‘Surplus Distribution from the Introduction of a Biotechnology Innovation’, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 82 (2), May, 360–9

14. Jose Falck-Zepeda, Jose Yorobe, Jr., Bahagiawati Amir Husin, Abraham Manalo, Erna Lokollo, Godfrey Ramon, Patricia Zambrano (2012), ‘Estimates and Implications of the Costs of Compliance with Biosafety Regulations in Developing Countries’, GM Crops and Food: Biotechnology in Agriculture and the Food Chain, 3 (1), January/February/March, 52–9

15. Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo and Margriet Caswell, with contributions from Lorraine Mitchell, Elise Golan and Fred Kuchler (2006), ‘The First Decade of Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States’, United States Department of Agriculture Economic Information Bulletin Number 11 (EIB-11), April, 1–36

16. George B. Frisvold and Jeanne M. Reeves (2010), ‘Resistance Management and Sustainable Use of Agricultural Biotechnology’, AgBioForum: The Journal of Agrobiotechnology Management and Economics, 13 (4), 343–59

17. Guillaume Gruère and Debdatta Sengupta (2011), ‘Bt Cotton and Farmer Suicides in India: An Evidence-Based Assessment’, Journal of Development Studies, 47 (2), February, 316–37

18. Ronald J. Herring (2007), ‘Stealth Seeds: Bioproperty, Biosafety, Biopolitics’, Journal of Development Studies, 43 (1), January, 130–57

19. Jikun Huang, Scott Rozelle, Carl Pray and Qinfang Wang (2002), ‘Plant Biotechnology in China’, Science, 295 (5555), January, 674–7

20. Jikun Huang, Deliang Zhang, Jun Yang, Scott Rozelle and Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes (2008), ‘Will the Biosafety Protocol Hinder or Protect the Developing World: Learning from China’s Experience’, Food Policy, 33 (1), February, 1–12

21. Jikun Huang, Ruifa Hu, Scott Rozelle and Carl Pray (2008), ‘Genetically Modified Rice, Yields, and Pesticides: Assessing Farm-Level Productivity Effects in China’, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 56 (2), January, 241–63

22. W.D. Hutchison, E.C. Burkness, P.D. Mitchell, R.D. Moon, T.W. Leslie, S.J. Fleischer, M. Abrahamson, K.L. Hamilton, K.L. Steffey, M.E. Gray, R.L. Hellmich, L.V. Kaster, T.E. Hunt, R.J. Wright, K. Pecinovsky, T.L. Rabaey, B.R. Flood and E.S. Raun (2010), ‘Areawide Suppression of European Corn Borer with Bt Maize Reaps Savings to Non-Bt Maize Growers’, Science, 330 (6001), October, 222–5

23. Calestous Juma (2011), ‘Science Meets Farming in Africa’, Science, 334 (6061), December, 1323

24. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Richard Maltsbarger and James Barnes (2001), ‘Global Identity Preservation Costs in Agricultural Supply Chains’, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 49 (4), December, 605–15

25. Michael Lipton (2001), ‘Reviving Global Poverty Reduction: What Role for Genetically Modified Plants?’, Journal of International Development, 13 (7), October, 823–46

26. GianCarlo Moschini (2001), ‘Biotech—Who Wins? Economic Benefits and Costs of Biotechnology Innovations in Agriculture’, Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, 2 (1), Spring, 93–117

27. Giancarlo Moschini and Harvey Lapan (1997), ‘Intellectual Property Rights and the Welfare Effects of Agricultural R&D’, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 79 (4), November, 1229–42

28. Carl E. Pray, Jikun Huang, Ruifa Hu and Scott Rozelle (2002), ‘Five Years of Bt Cotton in China – The Benefits Continue’, Plant Journal, 31 (4), August, 423–30

29. Carl E. Pray (2001), ‘Public-Private Sector Linkages in Research and Development: Biotechnology and the Seed Industry in Brazil, China and India’, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 83 (3), August, 742–7

30. Carl E. Pray and Anwar Naseem (2007), ‘Supplying Crop Biotechnology to the Poor: Opportunities and Constraints’, Journal of Development Studies, 43 (1), January, 192–217

31. Matin Qaim and Greg Traxler (2005), ‘Roundup Ready Soybeans in Argentina: Farm Level and Aggregate Welfare Effects’, Agricultural Economics, 32 (1), January, 73–86

32. Matin Qaim (2009), ‘The Economics of Genetically Modified Crops’, Annual Review of Resource Economics, 1, June, 665–93

33. Matin Qaim (2003), ‘Bt Cotton in India: Field Trial Results and Economic Projections’, World Development, 31 (12), December, 2115–27

34. Matin Qaim and Alain de Janvry (2003), ‘Genetically Modified Crops, Corporate Pricing Strategies, and Farmers’ Adoption: The Case of Bt Cotton in Argentina’, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 85 (4), November, 814–28

35. Melinda Smale, Patricia Zambrano and Mélodie Cartel (2006), ‘Bales and Balance: A Review of the Methods Used to Assess the Economic Impact of Bt Cotton on Farmers in Developing Economies’, AgBioForum: The Journal of Agrobiotechnology Management and Economics, 9 (3), 195–212

36. Stuart J. Smyth and Drew L. Kershen (2006), ‘Agricultural Biotechnology: Legal Liability Regimes from Comparative and International Perspectives’, Global Jurist, 6 (2), October, i, 1–80

37. Stuart J. Smyth, George G. Khachatourians and Peter W.B. Phillips (2002), ‘Liabilities and Economics of Transgenic Crops’, Nature Biotechnology, 20 (6), June, 537–41

38. Stuart J. Smyth, William A. Kerr and Peter W.B. Phillips (2011), ‘Recent Trends in the Scientific Basis of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Trade Rules and their Potential Impact on Investment’, Journal of World Investment and Trade, 12 (1), 5–26

39. Arjunan Subramanian and Matin Qaim (2010), ‘The Impact of Bt Cotton on Poor Households in Rural India’, Journal of Development Studies, 46 (2), February, 295–311

40. Felicia Wu (2006), ‘Mycotoxin Reduction in Bt Corn: Potential Economic, Health, and Regulatory Impacts’, Transgenic Research, 15 (3), June, 277–89

41. David Zilberman, Holly Ameden and Matin Qiam (2007), ‘The Impact of Agricultural Biotechnology on Yields, Risks, and Biodiversity in Low-Income Countries’, Journal of Development Studies, 43 (1), January, 63–78

42. David Zilberman, Holly Ameden, Gregory D. Graff and Matin Qaim (2004), ‘Agricultural Biotechnology: Productivity, Biodiversity, and Intellectual Property Rights’, Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, 2 (2), May, i, 1–16

43. Roukayatou Zimmermann and Matin Qaim (2004), ‘Potential Health Benefits of Golden Rice: A Philippine Case Study’, Food Policy, 29 (2), April, 147–68

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