UK considers reviewing GM-produce rules
In a paper the UK government has highlighted the
difficulties of sourcing non-GM animal feed. The Food Standards Agency is now to
review how it regulates the marketing and labelling of genetically modified
If the upward pressure on prices of raw materials is to continue the UK
risks importing feed "wrongly labelled as non-GM", the paper said.
Farmers have troubles meeting supermarket requirements to feed some
animals, including chickens, non-GM grains as prices remain near record
The FSA said it would work with the environment department (Defra) to
examine how market changes were straining the regulatory system for GM
Food sold in the UK containing products of genetically modified organisms
must be labelled, but meat, milk and eggs from animals given GM feed are not
subject to such a requirement.
The UK government has long lobbied the EU to improve the regulatory regime
for GM products and wants decisions on the import of GM foodstocks to be
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