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  •  Well, the EU has these laws (5+ / 0-)

    and has very high food prices, and has had difficulty providing its own feed for animals. So they have to import a lot of GMOs from us and from South America.

    They had to change their laws recently because feed was getting problematic:

    The Commission, industry and exporting countries argue the 0.1% threshold is needed to avoid a repeat of supply disruptions in 2009, when US soy shipments to Europe were blocked after tiny quantities of unapproved GM material were found in some cargoes.

    The limit "addresses the current uncertainty EU operators face when placing on the market feed based on imports of raw materials from third countries," the Commission said in a statement.

    The EU imported more than 51 million tonnes of animal feed last year, worth almost €15 billion euros, according to Commission trade statistics. About half was GM soy from Brazil and Argentina developed by US biotech company Monsanto.

    “I apologise ...for not making myself clear. I should have said that this new age drivel is undermining the very fabric of our civilisation --@ProfBrianCox

    by mem from somerville on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 12:33:26 PM PDT

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