Agricultural Biotechnology: An Economic Perspective

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Describes the economic, scientific, and social factors that will influence the future of biotechnology in agriculture. Shows that both private and public sector R&D are contributing significantly to the development of biotechnologies. A review of 23 published studies on the subject.

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Page 11 - States became a member of the International Union for the Pro-tection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV).
Page 45 - Bruner (1987). BST and the Dairy Industry: A National, Regional, and Farm-level Analysis.
Page 2 - Animals whose hereditary DNA has been augmented by the addition of DNA from a source other than parental germplasm usually from another animal or a human, in a laboratory, using recombinant DNA techniques.
Page 45 - This project is funded through a 50% contribution from the Directorate General for Science, Research and Development of the Commission of the European Communities and another 50% contribution from the partners in the project and five industrial sponsors.
Page 46 - The Impact of Intellectual Property Protection on Technology Transfer between the EC and the Central and Eastern European Countries.
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