GMO-free regions in Europe : an analysis of diffusion patterns

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TOSUN, Jale, Susumu SHIKANO, 2016. GMO-free regions in Europe : an analysis of diffusion patterns. In: Journal of Risk Research. 19(6), pp. 743-759. ISSN 1366-9877. eISSN 1466-4461. Available under: doi: 10.1080/13669877.2015.1034161

@article{Tosun2016-07-02GMOfr-31194, title={GMO-free regions in Europe : an analysis of diffusion patterns}, year={2016}, doi={10.1080/13669877.2015.1034161}, number={6}, volume={19}, issn={1366-9877}, journal={Journal of Risk Research}, pages={743--759}, author={Tosun, Jale and Shikano, Susumu} }

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