Genetically engineered (GE) technology development, impact and policy

Genetically engineered (GE) technology development, impact and policy

This special issue selects the papers draw on both empirical researches and literatures from a number of disciplines related to agricultural economics and GM technologies. We believe it will contribute to the current debates on the pros and cons of GM technology in China and the rest of world. There have been inconsistent between the low accepting rate of GM soybean by nearly all stakeholders and more than 80 million tons of GM soybeans consumed annually since 2015 in China. This suggests that the researchers and policy makers of public and private may need to think more about the actual preference of individuals from either consumers or scientists or industries rather than the subjective perception of GM technology. Of course, to have a successful and sustainable development of and maximizing the promises offered by GM technology, getting more support from the public is important. Institutional innovations in biotech R&D and appropriate regulatory policies governing GM technology are also essential.

Attitudes toward GM foods, biotechnology R&D investment and lobbying activities among agribusiness firms in the food, feed, chemical and seed industries in China,Can product-information disclosure increase Chinese consumer's willingness to pay for GM foods? The case of Fad-3 GM lamb,Changing attitudes toward genetically modified foods in urban China,Economic impacts of commercializing insect-resistant GM maize in China,Impact of government science and technology policies with a focus on biotechnology research on commercial agricultural innovation in China,Impacts of and attitudes toward GM technology in China: challenges, policy and research implications,Promise, problems and prospects: agri-biotech governance in China, India and Japan,Scientists’ attitudes toward agricultural GM technology development and GM food in China,The value of a novel biotechnology: lessons from Canada’s canola crop and implications for China

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