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  • Guillaume P. Gruère
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Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 37)

Abstract

The coexistence between, and segregation of, genetically modified (GM), non-GM and organic crop production in supply chains is at the heart of the debates around the use and/or importation of specific GM products in a growing number of countries (Carter and Gruere 2012; Gruere and Sengupta 2009a). In this setting, the key question for policy-makers is how to manage negative market externalities induced by the introduction or use of GM products (Golan and Kuchler 2002; Moschini and Lapan 2006). Field testing and/or producing a GM crop may generate unintentional movements of pollen or seed to non-GM crops or fields. Introducing a GM product in a market chain (whether from the farm or via imports) may result in accidental comingling affecting non-GM supply chains. In a larger setting, adopting or importing GM crops may taint the reputation of non-GM marketing chain actors. In each of these cases, non-GM marketing chain actors may suffer economic losses due to market share restrictions or price decline.

Keywords

Supply Chain Genetically Modify Fair Trade Genetically Modify Crop Market Risk 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Food Policy Research InstituteWashingtonUSA

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