Pharmaceutical and Industrial Traits in Genetically Modified Crops: Co-existence with Conventional Agriculture, August 2006

(2006) Pharmaceutical and Industrial Traits in Genetically Modified Crops: Co-existence with Conventional Agriculture, August 2006. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

This paper discusses the implications of using genetically modified crops to biomanufacture pharmaceuticals and industrial compounds from the perspective of their co-existence with conventional agriculture. Such plant-made pharmaceuticals and plantmade industrial products rely on exciting scientific and technological breakthroughs and promise new opportunities for the agricultural sector, but they also entail novel risks. The management of the externalities and of the possible unintended economic effects that arise in this context is critical and poses difficult questions for regulators.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: agriculture, biopharming, co-existence, externalities, genetically modified products, liability, molecular farming, regulation
Subjects: Business and industry > Economic forecasts
Agriculture and food production > Farmlands
Agriculture and food production > Crops
ID Code: 4132
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2006
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/4132

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