Co-existence of agricultural production systems

Bernhard Jank, Johannes Rath, Helmut Gaugitsch

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    Strategies and best practices for the co-existence of GM and non-GM crops need to be developed and implemented with the participation of farmers and other stakeholders. According to the principle of 'subsidiarity', decisions should be made by the lowest authority possible. When applying this concept to the case of GM crops, the affected society should determine their use and management in a regional decisionmaking process. Public participation is better accomplished at a lower level, and democratic deficits in decision-making on GMOs are better resolved, enabling farmers to manage or avoid GM crops. Ultimately, voluntary GMO-free zones might be a tool for sustainable co-existence and GM-free production and GMO-free zones might create a specific image for marketing regional products and services, such as tourism.
    Seiten (von - bis)198-200
    FachzeitschriftTrends in Biotechnology
    PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2006

    ÖFOS 2012

    • 208003 Umweltbiotechnologie


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