Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs): Authorisation, Traceability, Labelling and Enforcement

In this overview MVO summarizes the most relevant topics for the oils & fats industry concerning legislation of GMO's.

Genetically modified organisms are animals and plants whose genetic material (DNA) was not modified through natural breeding and/or recombination, but by inserting a modified gene or a gene from another variety or species. Currently, throughout the world, certain genetically modified crop varieties have been authorised for commercial applications, including the following: corn, soy, rapeseed and cotton seed. Only when these genetically modified varieties are also authorised for use within the EU is food or feed produced from these varieties permitted to be processed or sold within the EU.

Please find the MVO document here.

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