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Capstone Projects

Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology

Program: Applied Biotechnology Master's — Business Management
Location: Not Specified (remote)
Student: Kaitlyn B. Dudding

This project evaluates the impact regulatory frameworks and political motives have on the implementation of agricultural biotechnology by producers. Specifically, the European Union process based system is compared to the United States product based system to test the alternate hypothesis that a product based regulatory framework encourages regulatory adaptation and acceptance of higher technology systems. In contrast the European Union strict process based system limits acceptance of genetically modified organisms limiting many producers to lower technology systems. Real data is collected highlighting regulatory approval and producer implementation of bioengineered events in the food supply chain.