Public exposed to illegal GM food due to lack of import tests

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EU governments are being held back from testing imports of soybeans and rapeseed from North America for GMOs because the European Commission has failed to develop testing methods. This is putting our food and farming at risk, according to new research released today.

According to documents obtained by Friends of the Earth Europe and Corporate Europe Observatory, EU governments are currently unable to test food and feed imports for a new generation of GM foods (known as GMO 2.0) due to the lack of EU testing protocols. In April 2017 the European Commission's food safety branch – DG Sante – blocked research into the testing of these GMOs, meaning soybean and rapeseed from North America containing illegal GMOs could be entering the EU.



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