QIs there any or has even been any GMO ban concerning to infantbaby food in Europe?

Is there any or has even been any GMO ban concerning to infantbaby food in Europe?

AExpert Answer

No, there has been no such ban. The EU has authorised over 60 GMOs for import, and these authorisations are for food and feed uses, meaning that it is also legal to use these authorised GMOs for infant/baby food. However, in practice, while animal feed in the EU has very large GMO contents, the food industry and retailers put very few food products on the market that contain significant levels of GMOs which would require the food to be labelled as containing GMOs. They do so for marketing/brand reputation considerations, not for safety reasons.  I do not know of any infant/baby food sold in the EU that is GMO labelled – even though it would be legally possible. 

Posted on January 31, 2018
Thank you for your question. There are various aspects of your question. I assume your question refers to the use of Agrobacterium rhizogenes by scientists to intentionally transfer genes from the bacterium to plants. Infection and DNA transfer from this bacterium occurs in nature all the time to cause disease. Such transformed plants are not classified as GMOs since transfer occurred naturally. If this is done by scientists then it would be classified as a GMO. Rules and... Read More
Answer:
Posted on March 1, 2018
I’m a Monsanto scientist who has more than 20 years of experience with genetic modification of plants. I will try to answer your question, even though I don’t ever do experiments on animals, certainly not on humans, of course! Can humans be genetically modified…but a much bigger question is should humans be genetically modified? There are two ways to think about genetic modification of humans (or any animal). One way is modification of somatic cells, and the other is the... Read More
Answer:
Posted on May 10, 2017
The simple answer is that 20+ years of composition assessments of GMO crops have demonstrated that crop composition is not appreciably affected by the GM process (1). In addition, data collected through that time have indicated that general factors such as the growth environment can contribute to notable variation in component levels (2). Plant agglutinins (or lectins) and amylase inhibitors are examples of anti-nutritional compounds that may be present in crops. The relevance of such a... Read More