Adventitious Presence: Inadvertent Commingling and Coexistence among Farming Methods


Task Force Co-chair

Drew Kershen
Alan McHughen

Task Force Reviewers

Michael Lauer
Thomas Redick

Task Force Board Liaison

Wayne Coates
Todd Jones
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Adventitious presence refers to the unintended commingling of trace amounts of one type of seed, or product, with another.Although this process can occur with conventionally bred crops, adventitious presence is more commonly regarded as the presence of genetically engineered (GE) seed and product in non-GE material. This document will provide a framework to discuss development of a science-based policy for adventitious presence. Co-authors: Drew Kershen, University of Oklahoma College of Law, and Alan McHughen, University of California, Riverside. QTA2005-1, 4 pp., July 2005. AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY.


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