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New case studies on the coexistence of GM and non-GM crops in European agriculture

Funded under: FP6-FOOD

Abstract

This report analyses th eneed and feasibility of changes in agricultural practices to ensure coexistence between GM and non-GM crop production in the EU. The term coexistence refers to the ability of farmers to choose between conventional, organic or GM-based crop production, I compliance with the relevant EU legislation labelling and/or purity standards. EU legislation on labelling and/ or purity standards. EU regulations have introduced a 0.9% labelling threshold for the adventitious presence of GM material in non-GM products. Since agriculture does not take place in a closed environment, suitable technical and organisational measures during cultivation, harvest, transport and storage may be necessary to ensure coexistence. Coexistence measures should make it possible for farmers growing non-GM crops to keep the adventitious presence of GM material in their harvest below the labelling thresholds established by community law.

Additional information

Authors: MESSEAN A, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Grignon (FR);ANGEVIN F, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Grignon (FR);MENRAD K, University of Applied Sciences of Weihenstephan, Straubing (DE);GOMEZ-BARBERO M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);RODRIGUEZ-CEREZO E, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22101 EN (2006), 116 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
ISBN: ISBN 92-79-01231-2
Record Number: 200618641 / Last updated on: 2006-07-20
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en