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Future Impacts of Biotechnology on Agriculture, Food Production and Food Processing

by Klaus Menrad et al


The study analyses the future application of modern biotechnology in the Agro-Food sector in five European countries as well as its impacts on economy, society, environment and the health of consumers and employees.

Detailed information concerning the situation in Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands and Spain as well as an in-depth analysis of the major factors influencing the application of modern biotechnology enable the reader, to adjust his own decisions on the expected future developments in advance.

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Concept and Realization
    Objectives
    Description fo the Delphi methodology
    Structure of the questionnaire
    Development of the questionnaire
    Selection of experts
    Realization of the survey
    Returned questionnaires/response rate
    Statistical analysis

  3. Results in different countries
    Germany
    Greece
    Italy The Netherlands
    Spain

  4. Comparataive Analysis
    Differences between countries
    Degree of knowledge
    Personal attitude
    Time of realization
    Influential factors
    Importance
    Differences between the expert groups

  5. Future Impacts of Biotechnology in the Agro-Food Sector
    Acceptance of biotechnology
    Analysis of the statements in the domain "acceptance"
    General trends and findings
    Legal framework conditions
    Expertise and attitudes towards norms and standards
    Controls on marketing of gene food products
    Labeling, public participation and economic impacts
    Economic implications
    Relevance of the economic issues
    Market aspects
    Price and cost effects of genetically engineered products
    Employment in the Agro-Food sector
    Small and medium-sized enterprises
    Branch-specific impacts of biotechnology
    Environmental impacts
    Biotechnological approaches to reduce environmental problems in animal husbandry, plant production and food industry
    Scientisic developments in plant production
    Potential negative environmental impacts
    Controversially discussed specific topics
    Framework conditions
    Health
    Methodology, analysis design
    Promoting health by nutrition
    Adverse health effects
    Information on health effects of food

  6. Conclusions and Recommendations
    Which scientific and technical developments can be expected in future?
    Impacts on health of consumers and the environment
    Future acceptance of Agro-Food biotechnology
    Regulatory issues
    Economic implications of Agro-Food Biotechnology
    Suitability of the Delphi methodology
    Recommendation

  7. Summary

  8. Literature

  9. Annex: Questionnaire of the second round for Germany
Scientific and technological development Enzymes Genetic engineering of polygenic traits in plants Reproduction techniques and genetic engineering in farm animals Diagnostics and analytical methods

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