Il costo delle derrate senza OGM

04 Feb 2010
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Nuovo dettagliato rapporto sui costi delle principali derrate se non fossero arrivati gli OGM. Il mais costerebbe il 5,8% in piu’, la soia il 9,6 e la colza il 3,6% in piu’  usando come paragone i prezzi del 2007 (quindi molto alti). Se arrivasse il grano biotech i prezzi potrebbero crollare del 40%.
The Production and Price Impact of Biotech Crops

- Graham Brookes, Tun-Hsiang (Edward) Yu, Simla Tokgoz, and Amani Elobeid, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University, Working Paper 10-WP 503 (January 2010),

Biotech Wheat Could Slam U.S. Wheat Prices - Report

- Carey Gillam, Reuters News Services, January 28, 2010

CHICAGO - U.S. wheat prices could fall by 40 percent or more if industry efforts to develop a biotech wheat succeed, according to an industry report issued on Wednesday.

The report, issued by the Western Organization of Resource Councils, a farmer and rancher group, cited persistent opposition to genetically modified wheat in Europe, Japan, and other Asian countries. It said buyers in those countries probably would shift purchases away from the United States, if a biotech wheat was commercialized here.

The price of U.S. hard red spring wheat would fall 40 percent, the report predicted, and the price of durum wheat would drop 57 percent. “Introduction of genetically modified wheat in the United States is a risky proposition,” said the report’s author, industry consultant Neal Blue, a former research economist at Ohio State University.

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