QAre there countries which require animal feed to be labeled GMO if the feed contains GMO ingredients e.g. corn or soybean?
Question submitted By: L. Patrick HanemannAre there countries which require animal feed to be labeled GMO if the feed contains GMO ingredients e.g. corn or soybean?
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I live in Germany, why is it not possible for me to buy GMOs like the arctic apple etc.? Why have Americans and Canadians the chance to buy your products but we have not? Do you intentionally ignore the growing customer demand from Europeans?
Posted on September 4, 2017
Response from: Dr. Stuart Smyth, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan • on November 15, 2017
The principle reason that GM products such as Arctic apples are not available in Germany or any other country of the European Union is due to the GMO labeling legislation in place there. Presently, any food product that contains GM ingredients of greater than 0.9 percent has to be labelled as being a GM food product. The environmental non-governmental organizations have led extensive public relation campaigns to convince European consumers that GM labels are to be viewed as a warning, or... Read More
Ive seen several commercials about a non GMO vitamin brand. How can vitamins be GMO and is this just pandering to people's fears?
Posted on August 18, 2017
Response from: Leah McGrath, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist • on September 13, 2017
Vitamins can be made from natural or synthetic substances and can also involve the use of bacteria, some of this can be derived from genetically engineered substances. Find more information here. In order for a supplement to be "non-GMO" the manufacturer or brand that uses the vitamins would have to be able to trace multiple aspects of how the vitamins are made. If the supplement manufacturer elects to use "non-GMO" sources and label... Read More
Are there commercially available tomatoes with animal DNA in Europe? or in the USA? and if not when could GM tomatoes with animal DNA be introduced in the market?
Posted on April 12, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on August 28, 2017
There are no GM tomatoes on the market but there is quite a bit of misinformation about GM crops on the Internet – for example “spooky” Fish DNA in tomatoes - that is designed to mislead and scare consumers. ... Read More