Biotechnology research has already revolutionized agricultural production for many crops around the world and is expected to ultimately change the way food is produced and distributed. For those who have observed its thirty-year history, it has been also clear that agrobiotechnology is not an abstract technical process. Its pace, form and direction are shaped by the complex interplay of scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, consumers, educators, activists, religious and civic leaders, and other actors. AgBioForum focuses on the interactions of agrobiotechnology with economics and with sociopolitical processes.
AgBioForum publishes articles reporting on current research. Both invited and submitted referred contributions are published. AgBioForum is committed to providing a space where academics, private and public sector analysts, and decision makers can present timely scientific evidence to enrich the ongoing public debate regarding the economic and social impacts of agricultural biotechnology.
AgBioForum is financed by the Illinois Missouri Biotechnology Alliance. IMBA is supported by a Congressional Special Grant to provide funding for University biotechnology research. AgBioForum is offered free of charge, but membership is available. AgBioForum is edited at the University of Missouri-Columbia with the assistance of advising editors from all areas of its intended audience, including academia, private sector, and government.
AgBioForum is indexed/abstracted in AGRICOLA, BIOSIS Previews, Biological Abstracts, CAB International (CABI), EconLit, Journal of Economic Literature (JEL), and e-JEL.