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GM organisms threaten organic systems: towards sustainability, coexistence and organic seed

Boelt, B.; Deleuran, L.C. and Phelps, B. (2005) GM organisms threaten organic systems: towards sustainability, coexistence and organic seed. In: Congress Handbook of 15th IFOAM Organic World Congress, Workshop Abstracts, p. 21.

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Until now commercial genetically modified (GM) crops – soy, corn, canola and cotton - and their products have not been successfully segregated from organic or conventional non-GM production systems. Where GM crops are grown, GM contamination may be inevitable. However, physical and legal control measures imposed before the introduction of GM crops may help protect organic standards, supply chain integrity, certification and client confidence, but this is not yet fully tested. IFOAM’s approach to its present position on GM crops may not be sustainable long term as several invasive technologies – GM organisms (especially pharma crops, animals and micro-organisms), nanoparticles, and food irradiation – all challenge organic standards and integrity


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > VI.5 (VEFOS) Vegetable and forage seed - development of organic, GMO-free seed production
Deposited By: Boelt, Head of Research Unit Birte
ID Code:7965
Deposited On:04 Apr 2006
Last Modified:03 Dec 2013 13:34
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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