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Genetically Modified Organisms: Soya Beans

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the use of (a) genetically-modified soya and (b) farm animals fed on genetically-modified soya for human consumption. (244259)

I have been asked to reply.

All genetically modified (GM) crops must undergo a rigorous safety assessment before they can be authorised for use as food ingredients or animal feed in the European Union. Food ingredients and animal feed derived from GM crops must be labelled accordingly to allow consumers to make an informed choice. There is no requirement for the products (for example meat, milk and eggs) from animals fed GM feed to be labelled as such.