Biotech Updates

The Production and Price Impact of Biotech Crops

February 5, 2010

The working paper The Production and Price Impact of Biotech Crops, authored by Graham Brookes, Tun-Hsiang Yu, Simla Tokgoz, and Amani Elobeid discuss about the production effects of the technology and impacts on cereal and oilseed markets through the use of agricultural commodity models. It analyzes the impacts on global production, consumption, trade and prices in the soybean, canola and corn sectors. The effect of no longer using the current widely used biotech traits in the corn, soybean and canola sectors would probably impact negatively on both the global supply and utilization of these crops, their derivatives and related markets for grain and oilseeds.

The full paper is downloadable at