The same applies to genetically modified
crops such as soya, corn and potatoes.
Economic Impacts of Genetically Modified
Crops on the Agri-Food Sector, published by the Directorate General for Agriculture of the European Commission.
In 2000, genetically modified
corn fell afoul of the federal regulatory matrix.
Let me say a bit about genetically modified
or genetically engineered crops.
The study, published in the British scientific journal Nature, reported that samples of native-corn varieties collected from a test plot in Oaxaca contained DNA from genetically modified
varieties developed in the US (see SourceMex, 2001-02-05).
Researchers in Italy have used genetically modified
eggplants to produce seedless fruits.
The poll also revealed that consumers have mixed confidence in the government's ability to manage genetically modified
foods, following last fall's recall of products contaminated with StarLink corn.
If the ratio of GMO in food is more than 5%, manufacturers are required to display on food labels that it is genetically modified
New regulations enacted by the European Parliament will impose tough labeling and tracing requirements on genetically modified
The international organization tested four Trader Joe's-label products and found the cornmeal contained genetically modified
corn, said Heather Whitehead, a Greenpeace spokeswoman.
It will set a threshold for food products of 1 percent for ingredients which contain genetically modified
DNA under which a product would not have to be labeled.
It has come to our attention that developments in the automated detection of DNA will improve the reliability of detection of genetically modified
sequences in processed foods, thus helping companies label their product appropriately.