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Falck Zepeda Presentation MSU Course 2011

Falck Zepeda Presentation MSU Course 2011

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Presentation made at the Michigan State University Summer Course 2011 "Environmental Biosafety"
Presentation made at the Michigan State University Summer Course 2011 "Environmental Biosafety"

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“Socio
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Economics Considerations, Biosafety and Decision Making”
José Falck Zepeda
Research Fellow / Leader Policy Team Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS)IFPRI
Presentation made at the Michigan State University Short Course ―Environmental Biosafety August
2011
From left to rigth: a) Damage by Asia corn borer and b) Bt maize plot in BarangayConel, Mindanao, The Philippines, c) Bt/RR maize Isabelaprovince, North Luzon
 
Outline
1.
Introduction andBackground
2.
Economics of GEbiotechnologies andbiosafety
3.
Experiences with socio-economic assessments
4.
Cost of compliance withbiosafety regulations
5.
Practical socio-economicassessmentsimplementation
6.
Concluding comments
 
Limits to resources and other trade-offs
We have limited
Resources
Capacity for risk and risktaking
Technical capacity
We learn over time…
Trade-offs and alternatives
Status quo is notnecessary
risk-less 
Technology deploymentand precautionaryapproaches to regulation

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