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 would allow consumers to make an informed choice, but in practice many European supermarkets do not put GM labelled foods on their shelves. Farmers’ choice is severely restricted by governments in Europe and some other places, where they are not allowed to choose safe GM crops. Where farmers are allowed to use modern technology, coexistence between conventional, biotech and organic production has been easily manageable. For example, Spain is the biggest GMO producer and, at the same time, the biggest organic producer in the EU.