publication . Preprint . 2011

Towards GMO-free landscapes? Identifying driving factors for the establishment of cooperative GMO-free zones in Germany

Consmuller, Nicola; Beckmann, Volker; Petrick, Martin;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
Since the end of the quasi-moratorium on genetically modified organisms (GMO) in the European Union in 2004, the establishment of GMO-free zones has become an EU wide phenomenon. In contrast to other European countries, Germany follows the concept of cooperative GMO-free zones where neighbouring farmers contractually refrain from GMO cultivation. In this article, we address the question which underlying factors could account for the establishment of cooperative GMO-free zones in Germany. Drawing on the existing literature on spatial agglomeration of different farming systems and the establishment of GMO-free zones, we provide the first systematic study on drivin...
free text keywords: Genetically modified organisms (GMO), GMO-free zone, econometric analysis, Germany, Agribusiness,
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