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WWF: We’re all eating GM-based meat – The Local

August 21, 2012
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“Genetic engineering in meat, eggs or cheese is landing on our plates and we don’t know it,” warned WWF consultant Birgit Wilhelm. “Until now, food that comes from animals that have been fed with genetically modified feed does not have to be labelled.”

That is exactly what the WWF is now calling for – mandatory labelling on all animal-based products which contain GM components.

Wilhelm said the current regulations were ridiculous – growing genetically modified soya beans is banned in the European Union, but according to WWF estimates, over 80 percent of the 4.5 million tonnes of soya products on the German market is genetically modified.

Soya oil and soybean meal is imported into the EU from the US, Argentina, and Brazil, and is highly favoured as a feed because of its high protein content.

via WWF: We’re all eating GM-based meat – The Local.

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