Key points to stay GMO free identified at first “Keeping GMOs out of organics” roundtable
During the first roundtable meeting of the “Keeping GMOs out of organics” project, fifteen experts on prevention of GMOs in the GM-free supply chain identified key points to staying GM-free.
Among the key strategic points identified by the experts were the need to address the costs of coexistence, the socioeconomic impact of GMOs in the entire GM-free sector supply chain, the need to collect data in the field and the importance of better information sharing regarding best practices and available tools to prevent GM contamination. Moreover, the experts also discussed the need to join efforts and to develop better coordination with GM-free conventional agriculture regarding the introduction of GMOs in the supply chain.
The roundtable meeting took place on 11-12 December in the Permanent Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union and gathered fifteen experts on prevention of GMOs in the GM-free supply chain. This group of experts will keep working together to provide input on a strategic level to the objectives and activities of the “Keeping GMOs out of Organics” project. The aim of this project is to strengthen the capacity of the GM-free sector to stay GM-free.
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