Introducing Novel Protein Foods in the EU: Economic and Environmental Impacts

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Abstract

This paper utilizes an applied general equilibrium model to investigate the impacts of increased consumption of novel protein foods (NPFs: plant protein-based GM food products) in the EU. The simulation indicates that the introduction of NPFs will substantially decrease the production and consumption of pigmeat in the EU. The model also suggests that this will result in improved quality of the environment. Interestingly, NPFs are an example of GM food products that are actually preferred for environmental quality reasons.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConsumer Acceptance of Genetically Modified Food
EditorsR.E. Evenson, V. Santaniello
Place of PublicationOxfordshire
PublisherCAB International
Chapter17
Pages189-203
ISBN (Print)9780851997476
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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