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Springer book wins Quality of Communication Award

Publication singled out for professional excellence in agricultural economics


The Springer book Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics and Policy, edited by Richard E. Just, Julian M. Alston, and David Zilberman, has won the Quality of Communication Award from the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA). The Award recognizes publications that demonstrate superior communication of concepts or knowledge in agricultural economics.

Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics and Policy assembles 33 chapters addressing the major economic issues associated with an important but poorly researched topic--the regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). These regulations are the major barriers for the adoption of GMOs, and the book focuses on mechanisms to reduce regulatory burdens as well as assessment of current regulatory costs. Contributors examine issues such as commercial pesticides, the costs of approving new products, liability, benefits, consumer acceptance, regulation and its impacts, transgenic crops, social welfare implications, and biosafety.


The American Agricultural Economics Association is a professional society for those interested in the economics of agriculture, rural communities, and natural resources. Its mission is to enhance the skills, knowledge and professional contributions of those economists who serve society in solving problems related to agriculture, food, resources and economic development. The Quality of Communication Award is presented annually.

Richard E. Just, Julian M. Alston, David Zilberman (Eds.)
Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology
Economics and Policy
2006. VIII, 732 p. 47 illus.
Hardcover. EUR 119.95, £ 92.50, sFr 209.00, $ 149.00
ISBN 978-0-387-36952-5

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