Quantification of Low-level GM Seed Presence in Canadian Commercial Flax Stocks

Quantification of Low-level GM Seed Presence in Canadian Commercial Flax Stocks

Helen M. Booker and Eric G. LambUniversity of Saskatchewan, Canada Detection and quantification of the prevalence of genetically modified (GM) organism contamination in seed exports is a critical element of regulatory compliance. While the procedures to reliably detect high levels of GM…

Consumer Willingness to Pay for Genetically Modified Vegetable Oil and Salmon in the United States and Norway

Consumer Willingness to Pay for Genetically Modified Vegetable Oil and Salmon in the United States and Norway

Kyrre RickertsenNorwegian University of Life Sciences and Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)Geir W. GustavsenNIBIORodolfo M. Nayga, Jr.University of Arkansas, NIBIO, and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Consumer resistance against GM crops is still substantial in the United States and Europe….

Comparing Perceptions of Biotechnology in Fresh versus Processed Foods: A Cross-cultural Study

Comparing Perceptions of Biotechnology in Fresh versus Processed Foods: A Cross-cultural Study

Hyeyoung Kim and Lisa A. HouseUniversity of Florida, Gainesville This study focused on investigating how consumers’ perceptions of biotechnology used in food production differs depending on the level of product transformation (i.e., fresh versus processed food) across multi-cultural backgrounds. Comparisons of consumers…

Biosafety Regulatory Systems Overseeing the Use of Genetically Modified Organisms in the Latin America and Caribbean Region

Biosafety Regulatory Systems Overseeing the Use of Genetically Modified Organisms in the Latin America and Caribbean Region

André Rosado and Wendy CraigInternational Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Italy The development of a legal framework and the establishment of an administrative system are two fundamental elements when building a biosafety regulatory system. Further, the ability to process applications…

Which Variables Influence Farmer Adoption of Genetically Modified Orphan Crops? Measuring Attitudes and Intentions to Adopt GM Matooke Banana in Uganda

Which Variables Influence Farmer Adoption of Genetically Modified Orphan Crops? Measuring Attitudes and Intentions to Adopt GM Matooke Banana in Uganda

Matthew A. SchnurrDalhousie University, CanadaLincoln AddisonMemorial University of Newfoundland Which farmers are most likely to adopt genetically modified (GM) versions of African carbohydrate staples (also known as orphan crops)? This study investigates the variables that determine attitudes and intentions to adopt matooke…

Issue’s Media Linkages: GMO Sets the Stage for Intellectual Property Rights and Market Concentration

Issue’s Media Linkages: GMO Sets the Stage for Intellectual Property Rights and Market Concentration

Dominic LemkenUniversity of Göttingen The genetically modified (GM) crop issue has been the first seed-sector issue to spin through mass media channels, shaping the opinions of the public. GM does not stand alone, isolated from other issues. Its presence in the media…

Willingness of South Florida Fruit Growers to Adopt Genetically Modified Papaya: An Ex-ante Evaluation

Willingness of South Florida Fruit Growers to Adopt Genetically Modified Papaya: An Ex-ante Evaluation

Edward A. Evans, Fredy H. Ballen, Braulia De Oleo, and Jonathan H. CraneUniversity of Florida, Tropical Research and Education Center Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) has been a major factor inhibiting the expansion of papaya production in South Florida. The University of Florida…

Segregation between GM and non-GM Inputs in EU Feed and Food Supply Chains: Future Scenarios

Segregation between GM and non-GM Inputs in EU Feed and Food Supply Chains: Future Scenarios

Stefano BoccalettiUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreFrancesca PassuelloIndependent ResearcherClaudio SoregaroliUniversità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore This study used a participatory scenario development approach—more precisely, a two-day exploratory experts-based workshop—to identify the key driving forces influencing future scenarios for the segregation between GM and non-GM…

Exploring the Constraints to Further Expansion of GM Maize Production in Portugal

Exploring the Constraints to Further Expansion of GM Maize Production in Portugal

Philip J. JonesUniversity of Reading, UKMaria de Fátima QuedasInstituto Politécnico de Santarém, PortugalRichard B. TranterUniversity of Reading, UKCarlos P. TrindadeInstituto Politécnico de Santarém, Portugal After 10 years of GM maize cultivation in Portugal, the area produced remains modest, at 6.3% of total…