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Economics of Identity Preservation for Genetically Modified crops
01/12/1998
This report for the Food and Biotech Communications Initiative considered the general rationale for identity preservation (IP), the labelling requirements set by the regulatory authorities and the nature of the costs of IP and who bears them.  It also included case studies of soyabeans, maize and oilseed rape to highlight and provide examples of the mechanics, costs and practicalities of IP.  Each case study considered the usage of the crop, world production and trade, the forces for change within the sector, genetic modifications aimed at the consumer (value adding traits), modifications aimed at the farmer (agronomic traits) and provided a summary and policy considerations.  The appendices contained examples of IP, a list of relevant EU legislation, the different stages in an IP process, the costs at each stage and further details about the markets, use and production of the case study crops.

Final FBCI report 1745.pdf