Factsheets

GMO import bans would cost Europe dearly.

In 2015, frustrated by EU Member States’ systematic refusal to approve imports of new GM food and feed traits for the Union as a whole, the EU Commission proposed that individual EU Member States be allowed to ban imports of EU-approved GMOs on their territory. Although the proposal came without an impact assessment, a significant body of evidence now shows that GMO import bans are senseless and would increase the price of feed and food in the EU, hurting farmers all across the EU.  This factsheet, now also available in French and Spanish, underlines the importance of ensuring a fair and functioning trade system for GMOs based on science and reason.