Economic impact of the Commission's 'opt-out' proposal on the use of approved GM crops: quick assessment of the medium-term economic consequences

R. Hoste, C.P.A. van Wagenberg, J.H.M. Wijnands

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Abstract

The European Commission proposed the opportunity for individual EU Member States to restrict or prohibit the use of GMOs in food or feed on their territory (a national ‘opt-out’). The economic impact on individual sectors of the feed and food chain (the vegetable oil and meal industry, trade, animal feed industry, livestock sector) of a possible opt-out policy for soy by individual Member States has been assessed by LEI Wageningen UR.
A single scenario was defined in which the four countries France, Germany, Poland and Hungary choose an ‘opt-out’ policy for soy. Consequences of this switch to non-GM soy and substitutes were assessed both quantitatively and qualitatively for feed prices, for production costs for animal production, for crushing industry and for trade, with a focus on the medium term
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLEI Wageningen UR
Number of pages51
ISBN (Print)9789086157259
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

Publication series

NameReport / LEI Wageningen UR
No.2015-097

Keywords

  • transgenic plants
  • crops
  • genetic engineering
  • soyabeans
  • economic impact
  • agricultural sector
  • food industry
  • feed industry
  • european union
  • france
  • germany
  • poland
  • hungary

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