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The Economic Contribution Potential Of Local Foods Production In Kane County, Illinois, David Swenson May 2013

The Economic Contribution Potential Of Local Foods Production In Kane County, Illinois, David Swenson

Economics Technical Reports and White Papers

This project was a partnership with the American Farmland Trust, the Kane County, Il, planning department, and the author to demonstrate the regional economic gains that could be anticipated were the county able to expand local fresh fruits and vegetable production for both local and regional sales. The report is important in that it takes into consideration the density of regional demand for local foods in light of regional production and establishes realistic thresholds of production gains for area producers.


The Digital Divide: Broadband Accessibility In Northern New Hampshire, Nicole M. D'Alessio Apr 2013

The Digital Divide: Broadband Accessibility In Northern New Hampshire, Nicole M. D'Alessio

Honors Theses and Capstones

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Genetic Contamination Of Traditional Products, E. Kwan Choi Jan 2013

Genetic Contamination Of Traditional Products, E. Kwan Choi

Economics Publications

Cross-pollination can be caused by birds, insects and wind. Genetically modified (GM) seeds are produced each year in a controlled environment to maintain their purity. However, pollen from the GM crop can be transferred to traditional crops. When the GM crop producers are in long-run equilibrium and buy seeds from a monopolistic seed producer, the resulting market equilibrium is identical to that when a seed monopolist produces the GM crop directly. When involuntary genetic contamination occurs, the monopolist eventually loses its advantage and stops its protection of GM seeds. A terminator gene can stop genetic contamination but imposes spillover costs ...