Coexistence: The university role
The land grant universities face the challenges in fulfilling their mission of providing unbiased information through research, education, and extension for the broad range of stakeholders that coexist in this technologically diverse landscape. Coexistence can be thought of in the full agricultural context as providing farmers with choices among production methods, such as conventional, organic, and GE, while meeting both legal obligations and market standards. This definition of coexistence extends beyond the issues of genetics or production methods most often addressed by the agricultural and life sciences to the less defined and potentially more complex issues addressed by the social and political sciences.
Agricultural biotechnology; sustainability; stewardship; genetical engineering; GMO; GE crops; resistance; resistance management; coexistence; seed industry; labeling; insect resistance