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PRICE (2011-2015) stands for PRactical Implementation of Coexistence in Europe. DIssemination and communication activities in this EU-FP7 research project includes the publication of a number of newsletters that inform a wider audience about the objectives and results of PRICE.

 

The principle of coexistence is the basis for freedom of choice between genetically modified (GM) and non-GM products, which is a central goal of the European agricultural policy. Coexistence refers to the conditions under which GM and non-GM agricultural products can be grown in the same territory, transported and marketed side by side, preserving their identity in accordance with the relevant labeling rules and purity standards. These conditions are established by the EU member states and foresee approval procedures, minimum distances between fields with and without GM and segregations measures at transport and storage. So far, little is known about the possible consequences of coexistence strategies in practice. PRICE is therefore researching how implementable and cost-intensive they are for farmers, agro-food supply chain operators and consumers.

 

PRICE Newsletter 03/04, February 2015

The final editon of the PRICE newsletter presents the major research results in 4 fields:

 

1. Assessment of the potential of biological and physical containment strategies. Details on this topic is presented in two articles:

 

2. Design of Decision Support Tools for coexistence in practice, with detailed presentation on 4 topics:

 

3. Coexistence within the EU and the international supply chain, with articles on:

 

4. Economic analysis of coexistence practices in the EU, with 3 articles on:

 

 

PRICE Newsletter 02, January 2015

 

PRICE Newsletter 01, November 2013

In the first PRICE Newsletter, issued in November 2013, Justus Wesseler, coordinator of PRICE, introduced the project. The content of this newsletter is:

1. Practical Implementation of Coexistence in Europe: Interview with Justus Wesseler, PRICE project leader

2. Previous coexistence research projects

3. Video portraits of stakeholders

4. Non-GM Brazilian soy for European food and feed

5. USDA launches consultation on coexistence

6. Coexistence literature and events

 

Each of the articles can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking the issues above. A complete version of the newsletter can be downloaded here.

 

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