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Market potential of folate biofortified rice in China

Hans De Steur UGent (2011)
abstract
Within the scope of biofortification as a tool to improve human nutrition, folate biofortified rice (FBR) was recently developed to reduce folate deficiency and its adverse health outcomes, among which neural-tube defects. In spite of its consumer benefits, the use of biotechnology in such food products remains controversial. This thesis evaluates ex-ante the market potential of FBR in China and Shanxi Province, a poor, rural and high-risk region. Three lines of inquiry were investigated. At micro-level, FBR acceptance was examined through a consumer survey in Shanxi (N=944), while experimental auctions were organized to elicit women’s willingness-to-pay for FBR (N=252). At macro-level, the potential health impacts and cost-effectiveness of FBR were assessed by applying the Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALY) framework. Both consumer studies demonstrate the market potential of GM crops with consumer benefits in high-risk regions. Shanxi consumers are generally accepting FBR (62.2 %) and are even prepared to pay 33.7 % more than for regular rice. The health impact study further supports FBR as a valuable micronutrient intervention in China. Through its implementation, FBR could save between 62 863 and 188 508 DALYs per year. Moreover, it could be a highly cost-effective health intervention, with an estimated cost between US$ 21.4 and US$ 64.2 per DALY saved. This PhD thesis provides an important basis for stakeholders in the fields of GM (biofortified) food research, development and commercialization, health prevention and intervention planning, such as the reduction of birth defects.
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promoter
UGent
organization
alternative title
Het marktpotentieel van folaat verrijkte rijst in China
year
type
dissertation (monograph)
subject
keyword
DALY framework, China, folate, nutrition, rice, Genetically modified food, biofortification, multi-biofortification, health impact, acceptance, willingness-to-pay, cost-effectiveness, Shanxi, experimental auctions
pages
XI, 258 pages
publisher
Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
defense location
Gent : Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen (A0.030)
defense date
2011-12-06 16:00
ISBN
9789059894884
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
D1
additional info
Dissertation consists of copyrighted material
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1957869
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1957869
date created
2011-12-01 19:18:46
date last changed
2012-04-25 14:42:58
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  abstract     = {Within the scope of biofortification as a tool to improve human nutrition, folate biofortified rice (FBR) was recently developed to reduce folate deficiency and its adverse health outcomes, among which neural-tube defects. In spite of its consumer benefits, the use of biotechnology in such food products remains controversial. 
This thesis evaluates ex-ante the market potential of FBR in China and Shanxi Province, a poor, rural and high-risk region. Three lines of inquiry were investigated. At micro-level, FBR acceptance was examined through a consumer survey in Shanxi (N=944), while experimental auctions were organized to elicit women{\textquoteright}s willingness-to-pay for FBR (N=252). At macro-level, the potential health impacts and cost-effectiveness of FBR were assessed by applying the Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALY) framework. 
Both consumer studies demonstrate the market potential of GM crops with consumer benefits in high-risk regions. Shanxi consumers are generally accepting FBR (62.2 \%) and are even prepared to pay 33.7 \% more than for regular rice. The health impact study further supports FBR as a valuable micronutrient intervention in China. Through its implementation, FBR could save between 62 863 and 188 508 DALYs per year. Moreover, it could be a highly cost-effective health intervention, with an estimated cost between  US\$ 21.4 and US\$ 64.2 per DALY saved.
This PhD thesis provides an important basis for stakeholders in the fields of GM (biofortified) food research, development and commercialization, health prevention and intervention planning, such as the reduction of birth defects.},
  author       = {De Steur, Hans},
  isbn         = {9789059894884},
  keyword      = {DALY framework,China,folate,nutrition,rice,Genetically modified food,biofortification,multi-biofortification,health impact,acceptance,willingness-to-pay,cost-effectiveness,Shanxi,experimental auctions},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {XI, 258},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Market potential of folate biofortified rice in China},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
De Steur, Hans. 2011. “Market Potential of Folate Biofortified Rice in China”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering.
APA
De Steur, H. (2011). Market potential of folate biofortified rice in China. Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent, Belgium.
Vancouver
1.
De Steur H. Market potential of folate biofortified rice in China. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering; 2011.
MLA
De Steur, Hans. “Market Potential of Folate Biofortified Rice in China.” 2011 : n. pag. Print.