Monitoring and inspection problems of GM crops situated potentially close to organic and beekeeping farms
Latvia University of Agriculture, 2 Liela, Jelgava, LV 3001,phone: +3713021998, e-mail: Inara.Turka@llu.lv
Precise information is essential to carry out qualitative inspections and monitoring that would help prevent the presence of the undesirable admixture of a GMO in organic and apicultural products. In order to be sure that coexistence is possible, theoretical investigation has been carried out on the basis of field blocks of institutions, on the basis of EU support. One of the most important coexistence requirements is a separation distance of 4000 m for fully fertile GM rapeseed from its organic congeners. The distance of 4000 m was scientifically defined taking into consideration the rather fragmented manner of crop production in Latvia. Regulations for restricted areas around the field blocks were determined in Latvia.