Why Does Biotech Regulation Differ So Much Between The US And EU?

Why Does Biotech Regulation Differ So Much Between The US And EU?

Nicholas KalaitzandonakesUniversity of Missouri When it comes to agricultural biotechnology, public policies in the United States (US) and the European Union (EU) have been radically different. In the US, products of agricultural biotechnology have been extensively tested and marketed. In the EU,…

EU Agricultural Policies And Implications For Agrobiotechnology

EU Agricultural Policies And Implications For Agrobiotechnology

John B. RichardsonEuropean Commission, Belgium Despite the rhetoric, the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) share a common attitude towards farming and its role in society and, as a result, their policies are converging rapidly. The rationale behind the policy…

Agricultural Biotechnology And Public Attitudes In The European Union

Agricultural Biotechnology And Public Attitudes In The European Union

George GaskellLondon School of Economics, United Kingdom The latest European sample survey of public perceptions of biotechnology shows that Europeans continue to support medical applications of biotechnology but have become increasingly opposed to genetically modified (GM) foods. Furthermore, while the cloning of…

Consumer Demand And Production Of Organics In The EU

Consumer Demand And Production Of Organics In The EU

Bertil Sylvander and Aude Le Floc’h-WadelINRA, France This paper delineates trends in European demand for organic products, particularly for poultry and livestock. Although, on average, the price of organic products is twice that of conventionally grown food, excess demand still exists within…

EU Regulation And Consumer Demand For Animal Welfare

EU Regulation And Consumer Demand For Animal Welfare

James MoynaghSCAHAW, Belgium There is already considerable legislation on the statute books in Europe dealing with animal welfare. Such legislation results from strong public pressure and interest. The legislation is always science based, usually on reports from the European Union (EU) Scientific…

Animal Agriculture In The EU And Multifunctionality

Animal Agriculture In The EU And Multifunctionality

Claude B√©rangerInstitut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France In the future, animal production systems in the European Union (EU) are expected to confront increasingly competitive markets, increasing world demand for animal protein, higher quality and safer foods, and sustainable production systems….

US Animal Agriculture: Making The Case For Productivity

US Animal Agriculture: Making The Case For Productivity

Michael RobertsUniversity of Missouri-Columbia This paper documents the tremendous productivity gains that have been made in United States (US) animal agriculture over the past century. Productivity gains will continue to be necessary as global demand for animal protein outpaces world productive capacity….

Transforming Commodity Animal Agriculture: How Easy?

Transforming Commodity Animal Agriculture: How Easy?

Dennis DiPietreUniversity of Minnesota Relentless technological change and intermediate market failure are re-shaping the supply chain for fresh meat. Investment over the last twenty years has primarily been in fixed assets that lower the shutdown price point and lead to structuralized overproduction…