Publications: ISAAA Briefs


No. 28 - 2003

GM Rice: Will This Lead the Way for Global Acceptance of GM Crop Technology?


Graham Brookes and Peter Barfoot
PG Economics, UK

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Published by: The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA). Ithaca, New York 
Copyright: (2003) PG Economics Ltd., UK
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Correct Citation: Brookes, G. and P. Barfoot. GM Rice: Will This Lead the Way for Global Acceptance of GM Crop Technology? ISAAA Briefs No. 28. ISAAA: Ithaca, NY.
ISBN: 1-892456-33-8
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 Contents

Introduction
Global Importance of Rice
- Global rice plantings
- Global Rice Production
- Trade and consumption
- Global use of rice
- Rice verus other cereals
- Rice prices

Rice Biotechnology Development
- Patent review
- Field trial review
- International programmes
- Company profiles
- IRRI
- China: rice biotechnology and breeding
- Summary of traits under development

The Future: Economic and Strategic Issues and Market Dynamics
- General market environment
- Impact of GM technology
- Effects on relative cereal ingredient usage/competitiveness
- GM derived versus non GM derived international competitiveness implications

Summary and Conclusions
- Global importance of rice
- Rice biotechnology development
- General market development
- Impact of GM technology
- Impact of GM technology on rice production
- Impact of prices
- GM versus no GM markets: Segregation/IP and trade patterns
- Winners and losers
- Concluding comments


List of Tables

Table 1 World rice areas planted 1997/98 to 2001/02 (Million Hectares)
Table 2 World rice production 1991/92 to 2001/02 (Paddy: Million Tonnes)
Table 3 World rice exports 1991-2001 (Milled: '000 Tonnes)
Table 4 World rice imports 1991-2001 (Milled: '000 Tonnes)
Table 5 Global imports and consumption of rice by main regions of the world ('000 Tonnes)
Table 6 Global supply balances and usage: main cereals 1999/2000 (Million Tonnes)
Table 7 Indicative world milled rice prices: 1993-94 to 2001/02 ($ Per Tonne Bagged)
Table 8 GM rice field trials by territory
Table 9 Company profiles on lead commercial organizations
Table 10 Projected release of trait in GM rice (2003-2012)
Table 11 Forcast world rice demand/consumption 2000-2012
Table 12 World supply and demand for rice 2012: sensitivity analysis (Million Tonnes Paddy Equivalent)
Table 13 Projected time periods for the probable farm level use of GM rice to 2002-2012
Table 14 World supply and demand for rice 2012: sensitivity with adoption of some key GM traits (Million Tonnes Paddy Equivalent)
Table 15 Summary of nature and size of key market developments
Table 16 Projected time periods for the probable farm level use of GM rice 2002-2012
Table 17 Winners and losers