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FSA and Defra Report Examines GM Feed

EU - The Food Matters report published in July 2008 by the Cabinet Office included two parallel action points for the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Defra on genetically modified (GM) food and animal feed.

The action points were as follows:

  • Defra, working with the FSA, will publish an analysis of the potential impacts on the livestock sector arising from global food trends in GM production and the current operation of the GM approval system in the EU.

  • In parallel, the FSA, working with Defra,will publish an analysis of the extent to which changes in the market are putting a strain on the regulatory system for GM products (including animal feed) and the implications for UK consumers.

The report on the work that the FSA and Defra have undertaken in response to these points can be found at the link below. The analytical reports, which support the work taken forward by Defra, are available on the Defra website via the link below.

A progress report updating all of the Food Matters actions, including the two action points above, was published on 10 August. The progress report, which is called ‘Food Matters: One year on’, can be found at the link below.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.

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