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EU Halts Imports of US-Based Corn Gluten Feed Due to GMO Contamination

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 07:48

‘The European Union (EU) has rejected roughly one million tons of US-based corn gluten feed, a leftover byproduct of corn processing that is commonly fed to conventional livestock, over concerns that it might be tainted with illegal genetically-modified organisms (GMO). Unlike the US, the EU still has at least some standards when it comes to GMOs, and has typically been much slower to adopt them compared to countries in North and South America.

Reuters Africa reports that corn gluten shipments into the EU have basically stopped as a result of contamination concerns, and that many traders are now trying to figure out a solution. However, the report slants the issue and blames EU restrictions, rather than the US tainted food supply, for the ordeal, and suggests that the EU needs to loosen its standards to keep the supplies going.’

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  1. February 7, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Technology helps get the word out, but I don’t want to eat tonhcelogy. I want to eat healthy fresh, organic veggies. Oddly I can afford an IPhone, but not healthy food.

  2. February 10, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Let’s start a gsrsraoots movement to repeal the farm bill and replace it with subsidies for small, local organic farms.

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