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Implications of genetically modified food technology policies for Sub-Saharan Africa

Anderson, Kym; Jackson, Lee Ann

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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 laborers in developing countries. This paper analyzes empirically the potential economic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004-09
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/133220
Source: World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3411

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