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Some implications of GM food technology policies for sub-Saharan Africa

Anderson, Kym; Jackson, Lee Ann


The first generation of genetically modified (GM) crop varieties sought to increase farmer profitability through cost reductions or higher yields. The next generation of GM food research is focusing also on breeding for attributes of interest to consumers, beginning with ‘golden rice’, which has been genetically engineered to contain a higher level of vitamin A and thereby boost the health of unskilled labourers in developing countries. This paper analyses empirically the potential...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005-09
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of African Economies
DOI: 10.1093/jae/eji013


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