additonal3 - Applying the Food Systems Framework:...

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1 Applying the Food Systems Framework: Biotechnology, Vertical Coordination and the WTO z History of the Biotech Development y The Nature of the Technology and its Implications for Coordination y Supply-side Issues y Demand-side Issues z Trade Issues z Current Dilemmas Biotech Development z Traditional Improvement Strategies for Crops and Livestock as Biotech Research z Rise of Genetic Engineering z Implications for Food System Coordination
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2 Traditional Improvement Strategies z Traditional breeding strategies y Improved open pollinated varieties y Hybrids (mixing of DNA across species) y Length of time involved z Division between public and private sector research z Patenting of Life Forms Rise of Genetic Engineering-- Supply Side z Nature of the technologies and their development y Identification of specific genes for specific attributes (genome projects) y Within species vs. cross-species DNA transfer (e.g., BT) z Initial application to pharmaceuticals
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3 Rise of Genetic Engineering-- Supply Side (cont’d.) z Logic of consolidation/networks z From chemical and pharmaceutical firms to “Life Sciences Companies” Who’s Allied with Whom--Major Players Company 1998 Ag. Sales
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2011 for the course FDE 510 taught by Professor Prof.hamialpas during the Spring '09 term at Middle East Technical University.

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