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Global Economic Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops: Who are the Winners and Losers?

Global Economic Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops: Who are the Winners and Losers?

Agricultural economist Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes discusses the relative costs and benefits of agricultural biotechnologies to seed corporations, farmers, and consumers.

7:00p Wednesday 13 February 2013, OSU's LaSells Stewart Center

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Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes

Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes is an Endowed Professor of Agribusiness Strategy and the Director of the Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center at the University of Missouri. He will discuss the rapid adoption of genetic engineering in agriculture around the world, where 1 billion cumulative hectares of biotech soybeans, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets and other crops have been grown. The technology has been criticized for providing benefits mainly to seed corporations, with little for farmers or consumers. He will examine these views based on data from a wide variety of countries and crops.

 

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