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The socioeconomics of genetically modified biofortified crops : a systematic review and meta-analysis

Hans De Steur UGent, Joshua Wesana UGent, Dieter Blancquaert, Dominique Van Der Straeten UGent and Xavier Gellynck UGent (2017) ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. 1390(1). p.14-33
abstract
Building upon the growing interest and research on genetically modified (GM) biofortification, its socioeconomic potential has been increasingly examined. We conducted two systematic reviews and meta-analyses to provide comprehensive evidence of consumers' willingness to pay (11 economic valuation studies, 64 estimates) and cost-effectiveness/benefits (five economic evaluation studies, 30 estimates). Worldwide, consumers were willing to pay 23.9% more for GM biofortified food crops. Aside from crop and design-related differences, information provision was deemed crucial. Positive information (nutrition and GM benefits) is associated with the highest consumer willingness to pay, compared with negative, objective, and conflicting GM information, especially when negative information was mentioned last. This health intervention would reduce the aggregated micronutrient deficiency burden in Asia (15.6 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs)) by 12.5-51.4%, at a low cost of USD 7.9-27.8 per DALY in a pessimistic and optimistic scenario, respectively. Given that GM biofortified crops could tackle hidden hunger in a cost-effective and well-accepted way, its implementation is worth pursuing. A case study on folate biofortification further elaborates on the importance of socioeconomic research and the determinants of their market potential.
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WILLINGNESS-TO-PAY, NEURAL-TUBE DEFECTS, EX-ANTE EVALUATION, GOLDEN, RICE, CONSUMER ACCEPTANCE, FOLIC-ACID, EXPERIMENTAL AUCTIONS, HEALTH-BENEFITS, HIGH PREVALENCE, MODIFIED FOOD, willingness to pay, cost-effectiveness, golden rice, folate-biofortified, rice, genetic modification
journal title
ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci.
volume
1390
issue
1
issue title
Staple crops biofortified with vitamins and minerals
pages
14 - 33
Web of Science type
Review
Web of Science id
000398805400002
ISSN
0077-8923
1749-6632
DOI
10.1111/nyas.13199
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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8519047
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8519047
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2017-04-28 13:25:18
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2017-11-06 13:00:14
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  author       = {De Steur, Hans and Wesana, Joshua and Blancquaert, Dieter and Van Der Straeten, Dominique and Gellynck, Xavier},
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  journal      = {ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES},
  keyword      = {WILLINGNESS-TO-PAY,NEURAL-TUBE DEFECTS,EX-ANTE EVALUATION,GOLDEN,RICE,CONSUMER ACCEPTANCE,FOLIC-ACID,EXPERIMENTAL AUCTIONS,HEALTH-BENEFITS,HIGH PREVALENCE,MODIFIED FOOD,willingness to pay,cost-effectiveness,golden rice,folate-biofortified,rice,genetic modification},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
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  title        = {The socioeconomics of genetically modified biofortified crops : a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nyas.13199},
  volume       = {1390},
  year         = {2017},
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Chicago
De Steur, Hans, Joshua Wesana, Dieter Blancquaert, Dominique Van Der Straeten, and Xavier Gellynck. 2017. “The Socioeconomics of Genetically Modified Biofortified Crops : a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1390 (1): 14–33.
APA
De Steur, Hans, Wesana, J., Blancquaert, D., Van Der Straeten, D., & Gellynck, X. (2017). The socioeconomics of genetically modified biofortified crops : a systematic review and meta-analysis. ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, 1390(1), 14–33.
Vancouver
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De Steur H, Wesana J, Blancquaert D, Van Der Straeten D, Gellynck X. The socioeconomics of genetically modified biofortified crops : a systematic review and meta-analysis. ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. 2017;1390(1):14–33.
MLA
De Steur, Hans, Joshua Wesana, Dieter Blancquaert, et al. “The Socioeconomics of Genetically Modified Biofortified Crops : a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 1390.1 (2017): 14–33. Print.