There is a tension in the coexistence of genetically modified (GM) and non-genetically modified agricultural supply chains. Therefore the side by side existence of biotechnological, conventional and organic food and feed in international supply chains and trade, is the subject of the biannual conference, organised from 17 to 20 November in Amsterdam by the Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group from Wageningen University.
Coexistence refers to the conditions under which GM and non-GM agricultural products can be grown in the same territory side by side, transported and marketed. Their identity should be preserved in accordance with the relevant labelling rules and purity standards.
From farm to fork
The seventh International Conference on Coexistence between Genetically Modified (GM) and non-GM based Agricultural Supply Chains (GMCC) addresses issues related to the entire supply chain from farm to fork, including the research and development stages. Speakers consider themes on policy, legal, regulatory, economic, and technical solutions that seek to facilitate coexistence in order to ensure that all sectors continue to thrive to meet the growing global food demand and satisfy the demands of industry, governments and different consumer segments. The conference brings together policy makers, scientists from various academic disciplines, experts from industry and other stakeholders from around the world who have an interest in agricultural policy.
For more information see www.wur.nl/gmcc2015 Including full programme and abstracts and Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group from Wageningen University