Welfare and Co-existence

David Zilberman, J.H.H. Wesseler

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The backlash against the introduction of genetically modified (GM) crops and the concern about contamination of non-GM crops by genetic material originating from GM crops has resulted in a complex and costly legal and physical arrangement for coexistence of GM and non-GM agricultural product systems. It has also led to a new broad body of research on various aspects of co-existence. This chapter aims to understand some of the economic forces that lead to the need for co-existence, and to develop welfare economics-based mechanisms to solve it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Coexistence of genetically Modified, Organic and Conventional Foods: Government Policies and Market Practices
EditorsNicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Peter W.B. Phillips, Justus Wesseler, Stuart J. Smyth
ISBN (Electronic)9781315745183
ISBN (Print)9781138818538
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameNatural Resource Management and Policy


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