Publication: Socio–economic research on genetically modified crops: a study of the literature


Research on socio-economic impacts (SEI) from the introduction and use of GM crops need to include broader questions and improved methodologies to increase understanding of SEI by GM crops. This is the main conclusion by Rosa Binimelis and Anne Ingeborg Myhr with colleagues in a paper in the journal Agriculture and Human Values. In this paper they report the findings from a literature study on the scientific peer-reviewed literature. The main findings include: there is limited empirical research on SEI of GM crops in the scientific literature, the main focus of the published research is on monetary economic parameters while there are very few empirical studies on social and non-monetary economic aspects. They also suggest options for addressing existing knowledge gaps and methodological weaknesses in GMO-SEI research, with the aim to improve the relevance and quality of information for both regulatory and scholarly purposes.

Catacora-Vargas, G., Binimelis, R., Myhr, A.I. and Wynne, B. (2017) Socioeconomic research on genetically modied crops: a study of the literature, Agriculture and Human Values

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