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Coexistence of GM and non-GM crops: review of the current evidence base - HH0212

Description
The Government's stated policy commits Defra to ensuring that effective measures are introduced to segregate GM and non-GM crops, before the former are grown here commercially. The purpose of such 'coexistence' measures is to enable farmer and consumer choice. In 2006 Defra consulted on a possible coexistence regime and the new study will reCoexistence of GM and non-GM crops: review of the current evidence baseview, summarise and analyse developments in the evidence base since then. It also addresses specific areas where further evidence may be needed and will provide recommendations for cost effective approaches to address any gaps. This work will ensure that the evidence base used to support Defra's coexistence strategy is comprehensive and up to date.
Objective
review of the current evidence baseview, summarise and analyse developments in the evidence base since then. It also addresses specific areas where further evidence may be needed and will provide recommendations for cost effective approaches to address any gaps. This work will ensure that the evidence base used to support Defra's coexistence strategy is comprehensive and up to date.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2013

To: 2014

Cost: £56,978
Contractor / Funded Organisations
F E R A (FERA)
Keywords
Sustainable Farming and Food              
Fields of Study
Horticulture
Horticulture