Volume 10, Number 3, Mai-Juin 2003Colza : enjeux et Nouvelles Synergies de la recherche
|Page(s)||195 - 197|
|Published online||15 May 2003|
Assessing the indirect and long-term ecological impacts of innovation in agriculture is a real challenge: the GM example
Unité Eco-innov, INRA, BP 01, 78850
2 CETIOM, BP 04, 78850 Thiverval-Grignon, France
3 UMR Biologie et Gestion des Adventices,INRA, BP 86510, 17 rue Sully, 21065 Dijon Cedex, France
4 Département Systèmes Agraires et développement, INRA, BP 01, 78850 Thiverval-Grignon, France
All innovation in agriculture constitutes a significant and complex ecological disturbance, even if limited to a single and simple action. Indeed, whatever the nature and objective of the action, a large number of ecological processes are affected and numerous discontinuities may occur within the agro-ecosystem, in both time and space. As the GMO example illustrates, it is not sufficient to focus on direct effect of innovation, it is necessary to forecast mid- and long-term impacts of innovation with respect to the environment. Modelling phenomena appear then to be a key element to achieve this goal.
Key words: Innovation / ecological impact / cost benefits balance / GM plants / co-existence / gene flow models
© John Libbey Eurotext 2003
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