Tuesday, 11 May 2004
BBC: Monsato drops plans for GM wheat
Great news. But this article and their carefully worded press release shows that their new strategy is to apply GM to less "emotive" foods that are not so easily identified. In other words, they are sneaking it in through soya, corn and oilseeds where "biotechnology is broadly applied". Note that under EU rules, a product with up to 1% contamination with GM ingredients does not have to be labelled provided the manufacturer has taken steps to avoid GM supplies. It's not the end, just a change in strategy to target less resistant markets and developing countries.