How is choice for consumers and farmers guaranteed?
Labelling is mandatory within the EU for all food and feed products consisting of, containing, or obtained from GM plants when this is above 0.9% of that ingredient. This allows consumers to make an informed choice. The 0.9% threshold was determined by officials and has no foundation in any scientific finding or fact. It is important to remember that in many cases the introduced trait in the GM plant simply helps improve the field performance of the crop. For farmers, choice is guaranteed through coexistence measures for organic, GM and conventional crops.