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GM and non-GM supply chains: Their CO-EXistence and TRAceability

{Project} EU-COEXTRA: GM and non-GM supply chains: Their CO-EXistence and TRAceability. [EU-Projekt zur Rückverfolgbarkeit und Koexistenz.] Runs 2002 - 2006. Project Leader(s): Stolze, Matthias, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), CH-5070 Frick.

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Online at: http://www.coextra.org/

Summary

Co-Extra aims at
- developing comprehensive tools and methodologies and integrate them along with existing ones into embedded decision-support systems aimed at enabling co-existence between GM and non GM (conventional and organic) crops;
- tracing of genetically modified organism (GMO) materials and derived products, along the food and feed chains;
- anticipating the future expansion of GMOs in both quantitative as well as qualitative terms.
Co-Extra will study and validate biological containment methods and model supply chain organisations and provide practical tools and methods for implementing co-existence. In parallel, Co-Extra will design and integrate GMO detection tools, develop sampling plans, and elaborate new techniques to meet the challenges raised by increased demands for cost effective multiplex methods to detect as yet unapproved or unexamined GMOs and by e.g. stacked genes. Co-Extra will also study and propose the most appropriate information structure, content and flow management for ensuring reliable and cost-effective documentary traceability.All of the methods and tools that will be studied and developed will be assessed not only from the technical point of view but also with regard to economic and legal aspects. In parallel, to promote harmonisation of co-existence and traceability practices around the world, Co-Extra will survey the GMO-related legal regimes and practices that exist in and beyond the EU.Stakeholders will be involved in the project from the start through the dialogue platform, editorial offices, focus groups, national relays, etc. Co-Extra outcomes will contribute to reinforcing consumers’ confidence in labelling claims and therefore EU products at large. By helping economic stakeholders to meet consumers’ requirements for reliable choices, Co-Extra will improve European competitiveness.
Co-Extra outcomes will be proposed to standardisation after validation. Dissemination activities will largely benefit from the strong commitment of the European Network of GMO Laboratories.

Summary translation

Das EU-Projekt „Co-Extra“ befasst sich mit Koexistenz und Rückverfolgbarkeit von gentechnischveränderten und gentechnisch nicht-veränderten (biologische und konventionelle) Produkten. Das Forschungsprojekt, an dem insgesamt 54 Institutionen und Unternehmen beteiligt sind, wird von der EU mit 13,52 Mio (4 Jahre) gefördert.
Das FiBL befasst sich im ökonomischen Teil des Projektes in seinem Workpackage (WP3) zusammen mit acht weiteren internationalen Partnern mit den Kosten und dem Nutzen der Rückverfolgbarkeit und Koexistenz. Jedes Land untersucht dabei unterschiedliche Wertschöpfungsketten.
In einem ersten Schritt werden in der Schweiz für Körnermais und Raps die Warenflüsse analysiert und die Akteure der Wertschöpfungskette ermittelt. Dieser Teil wird im Sommer 2006 abgeschlossen. Darauf folgend werden die Kosten, die die Rückverfolgbarkeit und die Koexistenz mit sich bringen berechnet und abgefragt, ob Kunden bereit sind, für garantiert gentechnik-freie Ware einen höheren Preis zu bezahlen. In der letzten Phase des Projektes wird geprüft, welche wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen die Reaktionen der Konsumenten auf die neuen EU-Vorschriften zur Kennzeichnung und Rückverfolgbarkeit haben.

EPrint Type:Project description
Keywords:Sozio-Ökonomie, Agrarpolitik, COEXTRA, GM ,non GM, crops, GMO
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Socio-Economics
Research funders: European Union > Other projects, departments, etc.
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/english/research/socio-economics/index.php, http://orgprints.org/perl/search/advanced?keywords=Agrarpolitik+COEXTRA&keywords_merge=ALL&projects=fibl-socio-economics &projects_merge=ANY&_satisfyall=ALL&_order=byname&_action_search=Search, http://www.coextra.org/
Acronym:EU-COEXTRA
Start Date:1 January 2002
End Date:31 December 2006
Deposited By: Stolze, Dr. Matthias
ID Code:6226
Deposited On:04 Sep 2008
Last Modified:01 Sep 2010 09:42

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