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.
troubles meeting supermarket requirements to feed some animals, including
chickens, non-GM grains as prices remain near record highs.
The FSA said
it would work with the environment department (Defra) to examine how market
changes were straining the regulatory system for GM products.
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 quicker.
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