PG Economics' assessment of The Organic Center's report "The magnitude and impacts of the biotech and organic seed price premium"
December 4, 2009
Having recently evaluated an earlier Organic Center (OC) report, PG Economics provides a similar assessment of the findings of this latest OC report The Magnitude and Impacts of Biotech and Organic Seed Price Premium.
The OC release presents an interesting view of developments in the US seed markets for
corn, soybeans and cotton and of impacts on, and changes in, the profitability of growing
these crops3. Its conclusions are highly dependent upon the assumptions used, and
perceptions of the author, as to how seed markets work and farmers behave. We consider
that the mainstream US market evidence does not support the OC report conclusions.
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Published: December 4, 2009
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