NEWS

Soya and corn

Irrespective of decisions at the level of the European Union and national governments, it is consumers who will have the greatest influence in restricting the circulation of GM foods. Myrto Pispini, head of the campaign by the environmental organization Greenpeace, said consumers have raised obstacles to GM products entering the European market. Before the imposition of the moratorium which froze the approval process for GM products, their cultivation and trade within Europe, approval had been given to 18 GM products, and GM crops were not grown anywhere in Europe apart from a few restricted areas in Spain. Soya and corn, the only products that have managed to enter our market, are now rarely found in food, and their use has been restricted to animal fodder.