Monday, 21 September 2009

The UK considers GMOs introduction in supermarkets

After the minimization of the value of organic and of ham sandwiches' cancer risk, the British Food Standards Agency (FSA) also opens to genetically modified products, by stressing in a report the higher costs faced by large supermarket chains in finding non-GM sources of supply, as producers worldwide increasingly adopt GM technology. Talks are underway among UK's major retailers following the FSA report, realized along with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), that highlighted how supermarkets are now paying 10 to 20 per cent more for supplying non-GM soya and maize since major producers such as the US and Brazil are turning to GM.