Low-Level Presence of New GM Crops: An Issue on the Rise for Countries Where They Lack Approval
Stein, Alexander J.
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This study addresses a new issue in the commercialization of GM crops, namely the occurrence of traces—or “low-level presence” (LLP)—of nationally unapproved GM material in crop imports. The commercialization of GM crops is a regulated activity, and countries have different authorization procedures. Hence, new GM crops are not approved simultaneously. This “asynchronous approval” (AA), in combination with a “zero-tolerance” policy towards LLP, is of growing concern for its potential economic impact on international trade.
AgBioForum, 13(2) 2010: 173-182.