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.
QIs there any or has even been any GMO ban concerning to infantbaby food in Europe?
Question submitted By: Natalia NiauriIs there any or has even been any GMO ban concerning to infantbaby food in Europe?
Posted on June 22, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on August 28, 2017
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When creating a GMO and adding a gene from another species does the new addition change the genome of the organism by activating or creating new genes?
Posted on March 2, 2017
Response from: Kevin C. Glenn, Ph.D., Allergenicity/Pipeline Issues Mgmt Lead, Monsanto Company • on August 22, 2017
The term “GMO” typically refers to crops or animals that, through genetic engineering, have had a gene (or a few genes) from a different species inserted into their genome. So yes, by design, to improve a crop or animal with genetic engineering, the genome of the new, GE variety has been changed by the addition of new genes(s). Your question also asks about whether inserting the new gene(s) will “…activate genes…” Some traits in... Read More
Posted on August 15, 2017
Response from: Karri Hammerstrom, Agricultural Advocate; Grower of Food, Fiber & Kids; Consumer • on August 17, 2017
No! However, poor nutrition coupled with highly processed foods and a lack of education regarding healthy eating is bad for our kids. As a mother and farmer, I believe the best way to keep my family safe and healthy is to make sure they eat a balanced diet and make good food choices daily. Fresh, healthy ingredients and minimally processed foods that are low in sugar, salt, calories and cholesterol provide kids with the best opportunity for a healthy diet. Agricultural biotechnology... Read More