Traceability and labelling for GMOs are addressed
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CTA. 2003. Traceability and labelling for GMOs are addressed. Agritrade, January 2003. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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At the end of November 2002 the EU Agricultural ...
At the end of November 2002 the EU Agricultural Council agreed on regulations for the labelling of all genetically modified feed and food. This paved the way for the adoption of the traceability and labelling proposal in the Environment Council in December 2002. The US Department of Agriculture is of the view that the Commission's labelling proposals are unworkable, costly and susceptible to fraud and that 'the proposals will seriously impair trade in agricultural biotech products and make it harder for developing countries to reap the benefits of a promising new technology to address hunger and malnutrition'. Comment: With the adoption of the traceability and labelling regulation within the EU it is likely that in due course such regulations will be extended to trade with third countries. ACP producers of meat products using animal feed will need to stay alert to these traceability and labelling requirements and prepare themselves for their implementation if they wish to maintain the capacity to export to the EU. According to USDA reports, labelling will be required where GMOs are detectable in proportions of up to 0.9% of the final product.