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Regulation of Biotechnology for Field Crops

Richard Perrin ()

Chapter Chapter 29 in Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics and Policy, 2006, pp 639-645 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract Biotechnology innovations in field crops are jointly regulated by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Food and Drug Administration, with the objectives of ensuring safety of the environment and human health. The coordination mechanism has been criticized, but seems likely to persist, barring some dramatic safety failure. Economic analysis has established costs of alternative refugia requirements for insect-resistance technologies, but has to date contributed little else to determining the nature and extent of regulatory oversight.

Keywords: agricultural biotechnology; regulation; APHIS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-36953-2_29

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