The Coexistence of Genetically Modified, Organic and Conventional Foods

Government Policies and Market Practices

  • Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes
  • Peter W.B. Phillips
  • Justus Wesseler
  • Stuart J. Smyth

Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Peter W.B. Phillips, Stuart J. Smyth, Justus Wesseler
    Pages 1-11
  3. Allen Van Deynze, Kent J. Bradford, Henry Daniell, Joseph M. DiTomaso, Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Carol Mallory-Smith et al.
    Pages 13-37
  4. Koen Dillen, Ivilin Rizov, Emilio Rodriguez-Cerezo
    Pages 63-70
  5. Marcus Vinícius Segurado Coelho
    Pages 87-94
  6. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Alexandre Magnier
    Pages 95-102
  7. Teresa Babuscio, William Hill, Camille D. Ryan, Stuart J. Smyth
    Pages 167-176
  8. Stuart J. Smyth, Peter W. B. Phillips
    Pages 185-195
  9. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Kenneth Zahringer, John Kruse
    Pages 221-239
  10. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, James Kaufman, Sanghan Yea, Kenneth Zahringer
    Pages 257-282
  11. William A. Kerr
    Pages 311-319
  12. Barry K. Goodwin, Michele Marra, Nicholas Piggott
    Pages 363-378
  13. Thomas J. Venus, Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Justus Wesseler
    Pages 379-386
  14. David Zilberman, Justus Wesseler
    Pages 387-403
  15. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Peter W.B. Phillips, Stuart J. Smyth
    Pages 413-421
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 423-426

About this book


Since their commercial introduction in 1996, genetically modified (GM) crops have been adopted by farmers around the world at impressive rates. In 2011, 180 million hectares of GM crops were cultivated by more than 15 million farmers in 29 countries. In the next decade, global adoption is expected to grow even faster as the research pipeline for new biotech traits and crops has increased almost fourfold in the last few years. The adoption of GM crops has led to increased productivity, while reducing pesticide use and the emissions of agricultural greenhouse gases, leading to broadly distributed economic benefits across the global food supply chain. Despite the rapid uptake of GM crops, the various social and economic benefits as well as the expanding rate innovation, the use of GM crops remains controversial in parts of the world. Despite the emergence of coexistence between GM, organic and conventional crops as a key policy and practical issue of global scale, there is no coherent literature that addresses it directly. Governments and market stakeholders in many countries are grappling with policy alternatives that settle conflicting property rights, minimize negative market externalities and associated liabilities, maximize the economic benefits of innovation and allow producer and consumer choice. This book intends to fill these needs with contributions from the top theoreticians, legal and economic analysts, policy makers and industry practitioners in the field. As the economics and policy of coexistence start to emerge as an separate subfield in agricultural, environmental and  natural resource economics with an increasing number of scholars working on the topic, the book will also provide a comprehensive base in the literature for those entering the area, making it of interest to students, scholars and policy-makers alike.  


Coexistence Crops Farming Food supply chain Genetically Modified Organic

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes
    • 1
  • Peter W.B. Phillips
    • 2
  • Justus Wesseler
    • 3
  • Stuart J. Smyth
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Agriculture and Applied EconomicsUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Grad Sch Public PolicyUniv Saskatchewan, Johnson-Shoyama Grad Sch Public PolicySaskatoonCanada
  3. 3.Technische Universität München FreisingGermany
  4. 4.University of Saskatchewan SaskatoonCanada

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