COSTS OF CO-EXISTENCE AND TRACEABILITY SYSTEMS IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY IN GERMANY AND DENMARK

This paper quantifies the cost of traceability and co-existence systems for GM food from the seed to the processing level for sugar, wheat starch and rapeseed oil for human consumption in Germany and Denmark respecting the 0.9 % threshold for labelling of GM food. The cost calculations for traceability and co-existence measures are done with a specifically developed simulation model. Together, the considered co-existence measures lead to an 8 % higher price for GMO-free rapeseed oil, 2 - 5 % higher prices for GM-free sugar and to a 5 - 12 % price increase for different non-GM wheat products.


Issue Date:
2009-11
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/91301
Total Pages:
17
JEL Codes:
L51; O32
Note:
Paper prepared for presentation at the Fourth International Conference on Coexistence between Genetically Modified (GM) and non-GM based Agricultural Supply Chains (GMCC) Melbourne (Australia), 10th to 12th November 2009




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