publication . Article . 2012

Do European Union Farmers Reject Genetically Modified Maize? Farmer preferences for Genetically Modified Maize in Greece

Skevas, T.; Kikulwe, E. M.; Papadopoulou, H.; Skevas, I.; Justus Wesseler;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
The new EU proposal (IP/10/921) states that bans on genetically modified (GM) crops should not be based on environmental and health grounds, and it proposes a set of alternative reasons—including public order and morals—that can be cited by member states. This reveals the increasing importance of stakeholders’ attitudes in GM crops’ release decisions. This article analyzes farmers’ attitudes and perceptions toward GM maize based on a survey of large-area Greek farmers in Northeastern Greece. A considerable number of respondents (61%) would adopt GM maize if Greece lifts the ban on GM maize cultivation. This result opposes recent findings from countries strongly ...
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free text keywords: Agrarische bedrijfseconomie, Bedrijfseconomie, Leerstoelgroep Milieu-economie en natuurlijke hulpbronnen, Milieueconomie en Natuurlijke Hulpbronnen, WASS, Business Economics, Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group, Environmental Economics and Natural Resources
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Álvarez-Alfageme, F., Bigler, F., & Romeis, J. (2010). Laboratory toxicity studies demonstrate no adverse effects of Cry1Ab and Cry3Bb1 to larvae of Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): The importance of study design. Transgenic Research, 20(3), 467-479.

Areal, F.J., Riesgo, L., & Rodriguez-Cerezo, E. (2011). Attitudes of European farmers towards GM crop adoption. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 9(9), 945-957.

Antonopoulou, L., Papadas, C.T., & Targoutzidis, A. (2009). The impact of socio-demographic factors and political perceptions on consumer attitudes towards genetically modified foods: An econometric investigation. Agricultural Economics Review, 10(2). [OpenAIRE]

Arvanitoyannis, I.S., & Krystallis, A. (2005). Consumers' beliefs, attitudes and intentions towards genetically modified foods, based on the 'perceived safety vs. benefits' perspective. International Journal of Food Science & Technology, 40(4), 343- 60. [OpenAIRE]

Atkinson, R., & Flint, J. (2001). Accessing hidden and hard to reach populations: Snowball research strategies. Social Research Update, 28(1), 93-108.

Bakshi, A. (2003). Potential adverse health effects of genetically modified crops. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part B: Critical Reviews, 6(3), 211-225.

Barbieri, C., & Mshenga, P. (2008). The role of firm and owner characteristics on the performance of agritourism farms. Sociologia Ruralis, 48(2), 166-183. [OpenAIRE]

Batrinou, A.M., Spiliotis, V., & Sakellaris, G. (2008). Acceptability of genetically modified maize by young people. British Food Journal, 110(3), 250-259. [OpenAIRE]

Beckmann, V., & Wesseler, J. (2007). Spatial dimension of externalities and the Coase theorem: Implications for coexistence of transgenic crops. In W. Heijman (Ed.), Regional externalities (pp. 215-234). Berlin: Springer.

Botetzagias, I.A., Boudourides, M.A., & Kalamaras, D.B. (2004, June). Biotechnology in Greece (Stage Thematic Network Discussion Paper 10). Patras, Greece: University of Patras.

Breustedt, G., Müller-Scheeßel, J., & Latacz-Lohmann, U. (2008). Forecasting the adoption of GM oilseed rape: Evidence from a discrete choice experiment in Germany. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 59(2), 237-256. [OpenAIRE]

Calinski, T., & Harabasz, J. (1974). A dendrite method for cluster analysis. Communications in Statistics, 3(1), 1-27. [OpenAIRE]

Cellini, F., Chesson, A., Colquhoun, I., Constable, A., Davies, H.V., Engel, K.H., et al. (2004). Unintended effects and their detection in genetically modified crops. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 42(7), 1089-1125. [OpenAIRE]

Consmüller, N., Beckmann V., & Schleyer, C. (2008). Koordination und Kooperation beim Bt-Maisanbau in Brandenburg-Eine explorative Untersuchung betrieblicher Strategien der Koexistenz [Coordination and cooperation in the Bt maize in Brandenburg-An exploratory investigation of the company strategies of coexistence]. Berichte über Landwirtschaft [Reports on Agriculture], 86, 242-261. [OpenAIRE]

62 references, page 1 of 5
Abstract
The new EU proposal (IP/10/921) states that bans on genetically modified (GM) crops should not be based on environmental and health grounds, and it proposes a set of alternative reasons—including public order and morals—that can be cited by member states. This reveals the increasing importance of stakeholders’ attitudes in GM crops’ release decisions. This article analyzes farmers’ attitudes and perceptions toward GM maize based on a survey of large-area Greek farmers in Northeastern Greece. A considerable number of respondents (61%) would adopt GM maize if Greece lifts the ban on GM maize cultivation. This result opposes recent findings from countries strongly ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Agrarische bedrijfseconomie, Bedrijfseconomie, Leerstoelgroep Milieu-economie en natuurlijke hulpbronnen, Milieueconomie en Natuurlijke Hulpbronnen, WASS, Business Economics, Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group, Environmental Economics and Natural Resources
Download fromView all 2 versions
Wageningen Yield
Article . 2012
Provider: NARCIS
62 references, page 1 of 5

Alexander, C.E., & Van Mellor, T. (2005). Determinants of corn rootworm resistant corn adoption in Indiana. AgBioForum, 8(4), 197-204. Available on the World Wide Web: http:// www.agbioforum.org.

Álvarez-Alfageme, F., Bigler, F., & Romeis, J. (2010). Laboratory toxicity studies demonstrate no adverse effects of Cry1Ab and Cry3Bb1 to larvae of Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): The importance of study design. Transgenic Research, 20(3), 467-479.

Areal, F.J., Riesgo, L., & Rodriguez-Cerezo, E. (2011). Attitudes of European farmers towards GM crop adoption. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 9(9), 945-957.

Antonopoulou, L., Papadas, C.T., & Targoutzidis, A. (2009). The impact of socio-demographic factors and political perceptions on consumer attitudes towards genetically modified foods: An econometric investigation. Agricultural Economics Review, 10(2). [OpenAIRE]

Arvanitoyannis, I.S., & Krystallis, A. (2005). Consumers' beliefs, attitudes and intentions towards genetically modified foods, based on the 'perceived safety vs. benefits' perspective. International Journal of Food Science & Technology, 40(4), 343- 60. [OpenAIRE]

Atkinson, R., & Flint, J. (2001). Accessing hidden and hard to reach populations: Snowball research strategies. Social Research Update, 28(1), 93-108.

Bakshi, A. (2003). Potential adverse health effects of genetically modified crops. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part B: Critical Reviews, 6(3), 211-225.

Barbieri, C., & Mshenga, P. (2008). The role of firm and owner characteristics on the performance of agritourism farms. Sociologia Ruralis, 48(2), 166-183. [OpenAIRE]

Batrinou, A.M., Spiliotis, V., & Sakellaris, G. (2008). Acceptability of genetically modified maize by young people. British Food Journal, 110(3), 250-259. [OpenAIRE]

Beckmann, V., & Wesseler, J. (2007). Spatial dimension of externalities and the Coase theorem: Implications for coexistence of transgenic crops. In W. Heijman (Ed.), Regional externalities (pp. 215-234). Berlin: Springer.

Botetzagias, I.A., Boudourides, M.A., & Kalamaras, D.B. (2004, June). Biotechnology in Greece (Stage Thematic Network Discussion Paper 10). Patras, Greece: University of Patras.

Breustedt, G., Müller-Scheeßel, J., & Latacz-Lohmann, U. (2008). Forecasting the adoption of GM oilseed rape: Evidence from a discrete choice experiment in Germany. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 59(2), 237-256. [OpenAIRE]

Calinski, T., & Harabasz, J. (1974). A dendrite method for cluster analysis. Communications in Statistics, 3(1), 1-27. [OpenAIRE]

Cellini, F., Chesson, A., Colquhoun, I., Constable, A., Davies, H.V., Engel, K.H., et al. (2004). Unintended effects and their detection in genetically modified crops. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 42(7), 1089-1125. [OpenAIRE]

Consmüller, N., Beckmann V., & Schleyer, C. (2008). Koordination und Kooperation beim Bt-Maisanbau in Brandenburg-Eine explorative Untersuchung betrieblicher Strategien der Koexistenz [Coordination and cooperation in the Bt maize in Brandenburg-An exploratory investigation of the company strategies of coexistence]. Berichte über Landwirtschaft [Reports on Agriculture], 86, 242-261. [OpenAIRE]

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publication . Article . 2012

Do European Union Farmers Reject Genetically Modified Maize? Farmer preferences for Genetically Modified Maize in Greece

Skevas, T.; Kikulwe, E. M.; Papadopoulou, H.; Skevas, I.; Justus Wesseler;