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EU GMO socio-economic studies limited by data

EU cultivation of genetically modified crops may increase in the future, which will have socio-economic consequences for farmers, industry and consumers. But assessing such consequences faces a major challenge due to lack of data. These are the conclusions reached in a report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). It notes that methodologies have already been developed and it has identified suitable indicators. Nevertheless, while evidence of impacts in the EU already exists for some crop/trait combinations, for most topics “it is very limited”.



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