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This study is designed to stimulate the debate on the desirability of certain products. With hazelnut production as an example, it tries to find ways to develop an answer, which takes into account different interests. Experts in economics, hazelnut growing and consumers are discussing the conditions under which genetic modifications to hazelnuts should be regarded as an improvement. Cases where market/ consumers would not accept (genetic) modifications to well established products were also discussed.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission DG XII - E1 Biotechnology, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17553 EN (1997), 88 pp. Euro: 11.50
Availability: EUR-OP reference: CG-NA-17-553-EN-C Available from Office for Official Publications of the European Communities 2, rue Mercier L-2985 Luxembourg Tel: +352-29291 Email:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-828-1965-5
Record Number: 200417345 / Last updated on: 2004-01-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en