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GM Food Systems and Their Economic Impact

GM Food Systems and Their Economic Impact

CABI Biotechnology Series

Now Published!

By T Brankov, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, K Lovre, University of Novi Sad

November 2018 / Hardback / 246 Pages / 9781789240542 £95.00 / €125.00 / $160.00
With 10% online discount: £85.50 / €112.50 / $144.00
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Main Description

The development of transgenic crops is revolutionary, but what does it mean for food production, prices and the environment? This is the first book to examine the economic evidence in a methodical way. It initially describes the historical evolution of biotechnology and defines key terms, before moving on to explore transgenic technology and food regime concepts. The book analyzes genetically modified organism (GMO) policy as part of overall agrarian policy, considering neoregulation in the USA, the EU, Brazil, Russia, China, India, South Africa and Serbia; as well as discussing agricultural performance, support and trade relations. The effect of transgenic food production on world food prices is also examined, along with food security at global and regional levels, and the links between GMOs and world hunger. The environmental implications of transgenic technology are considered through analysis of pesticide and fertilizer usage and efficiency, and pesticide consumption in GMO and non-GMO producing countries. Finally, the book considers the entry of transgenic ingredients into the food chain and lists the products affected.

Key features:
- Detailed analysis of economic data.
- Comparison of international trends, including BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and Serbia.
- Evaluation of environmental and food security implications.
- Glossary of important terms.

This book will be valuable for agricultural economists, including students at Masters and PhD level. It will also be of interest to agricultural engineers, food technologists, nutritionists, industry representatives, policy makers, policy advisers and analysts and NGOs.

  • 1: Ancient, Classical and Modern Biotechnology
  • 2: Genetically Modified Foods in the Light of Food Regimes
  • 3: Does Transgenic Food Production Affect World Food Prices?
  • 4: Food Security and GMOs
  • 5: Is GMO Farming an Eco-Friendly Choice?
  • 6: GMOs: What are We Eating?

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Brankov Dr. Tatjana Brankov is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at the University of Novi Sad Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia. Holding a PhD in economics and two MSc in biotechnology, she takes multidisciplinary approach in researching GMO policy, food security, nutrition economics and policy and agri-food trade.

Lovre Dr. Koviljko Lovre is a full-time professor, leading the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at the University of Novi Sad Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia. His research covers a wide range of developmental and policy issues including agricultural policy in transition economics, policies in support of agriculture and rural development, technical changes and innovation in agriculture. He was formerly the Minister for Agriculture and President of the Serbian Association of Agricultural Economists.