The European Union has adopted a zero tolerance approach to GMO foods for livestock.
In a report obtained by Food Nation Radio Network, the OECD says the following, “72. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) launched new, more precise guidelines for monitoring the environmental impact of authorised Genetically Modified (GM) crops, in response to changes in the EU’s Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) rules. In February 2011, member states set the tolerance threshold for Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) traces in feedstuffs at 0.1%, a rate for which detection is scientifically reliable. A zero tolerance approach was applied beforehand. Concurrently, in December 2011 it was agreed to extend the phase out period for traces of GM oilseed rape products withdrawn in 2007 that was due in 2012 for another five years to 2017.”
The full report can be viewed here: OECD AG Report
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