Economic consequences of EU-unapproved GM maize in US soy : estimates for the period October 2009 to March 2010

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    Abstract

    In June 2009 minute traces of GM maize events not yet authorised in the EU were discovered in US soybean and soybean meal consignments. This could result a problem in the period from October to March, because then the EU imports most soy products from the US. This desk study, this study estimates the additional first order costs for the crushing industry, compound feed industry, food sectors and animal producers in case the zero-tolerance policy towards unapproved GM maize varieties in US soy products remains in place from October 2009 until March 2010.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDen Haag
    PublisherLEI Wageningen UR
    Number of pages16
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Publication series

    NameMemorandum / LEI : Werkveld 3, Consumers and supply chains
    PublisherLEI Wageningen UR

    Keywords

    • economic analysis
    • genetic engineering
    • biotechnology
    • maize
    • soyabeans
    • european union
    • usa

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