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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
Posted on October 24, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on November 9, 2017
GMOs benefit our environment in many ways, as this response explains in great detail. Below are some of the top ways they benefit the environment: “GMOs increase productivity in agriculture. From 1996 to 2011, GM crops are estimated to have contributed to an additional global production of 195 million tons of maize, 110.2 million tons of soybeans, 15.85 million tons of cotton and 6.55 million tons of canola (Brookes and Barfoot, 2013). GM crops have contributed to higher... Read More
Are there countries which require animal feed to be labeled GMO if the feed contains GMO ingredients e.g. corn or soybean?
Posted on June 19, 2017
Response from: Beat Späth, Director Green Biotechnology, EuropaBio • on October 2, 2017
Yes, the EU is one of the geographies where GM-derived food and animal feed must be labeled according to conditions outlined by the European Commission on this webpage. GM labels are very common on sacks of animal feed. Depending on the type of animal, GM labeled feed is often the standard – except of course when it comes to GM free or organic supply chains. Read More