Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/85924
Authors: 
van den Bergh, Jeroen C.J.M.
Holley, Justin M.
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 01-025/3
Abstract: 
The advantages and disadvantages of genetic modification of organisms in agriculture are reviewed. These relate to the environment, human health, socio-economic effects, population growth, and differential consequences for developed and developing countries. An overall evaluation requires that attention is given to the perception and endogeneity of uncertainty, irreversibility, the availability of alternatives, and a comparison with other complex issues. Some implications for an effective public strategy are outlined.
Subjects: 
Biotechnology
Cost-benefit analysis
Ecology
Evolution
Genetic engineering
Health
Irreversibility
Transgenic plants
Uncertainty
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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