22 Feb '14, 10am

How GM food is finding its way into your diet - GM animal feeds flood into UK -- The Ecologist

Trying to source it on the scale needed is very difficult. The feed companies own the boats, the mills, they control the supply chain. Campaigners are so alarmed at the influx of GM animal feeds into the UK that they are now calling for a mandatory labelling scheme to force manufacturers and retailers to identify products made from livestock fed on a GM diet. Cash-strapped British farmers also face an unpleasant ultimatum in 2014 - accept GM or go organic - as conventional non-GM animal feed becomes less and less available at affordable prices. EU imports 30 million tonnes a year of GM feed Unknown to many, about 30 million tonnes of GM animal feed is thought to be imported into Europe each year to feed pigs, poultry, dairy and beef cattle, as well as farmed fish. The UK imports an estimated 140,000 tonnes of GM soya and as much as 300,000 tonnes of GM maize annually for u...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2288397/ho...

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