Innovation in plant breeding has already brought numerous societal benefits, increasing productivity and farmers’ incomes, benefiting SMEs, and reducing waste, energy consumption and pollution.
GMO import bans would be unnecessarily costly and pointless, increasing the price of feed and food in the EU, and hurting farmers from Member States all across the EU.
Decision makers who continue to cast into doubt the safety of GMOs should explain why they trust unfounded scaremongering more than the verdicts of renowned organisations including their own European Food Safety Authority.
The EU is a major importer of GM commodities from other parts of the world.
Is there a correlation between food and feed trade volume and the voting behaviour of Member States?
Did you know that the EU is one of the biggest importers of genetically modified (GM) commodities in the world?
Are Europeans gene’ophobic?