Did you know that the EU is one of the biggest importers of genetically modified (GM) commodities in the world? We import over 33 million tonnes of GM commodities per year, which is equivalent to the combined weight of all EU citizens. Check the infographic!
"Europe à la carte?" Best Of Video
Arūnas Vinčiūnas, the Head of Cabinet of the Health & Food Safety Commissioner, farmers from Brazil and the U.S., representatives from the mission of Argentina, European farmers, feed industry and grain traders discuss the European Commission's proposal to allow EU Member States to ban the use of imported GMOs on the basis of non-scientific criteria. Discover the discussions in this best of video!
The Journey of Mr. Maize to the EU
Did you know that GMOs are already part of your daily life? The EU is one of the biggest importers of genetically modified raw materials and benefits hugely from GM trade. However, the regulatory system is not always working as it should. Discover the story of Mr Maize, a biotech maize from Brazil who embarks on a journey to the EU.
Food and feed trade is unevenly distributed between EU Member States, who also take different political positions on genetic modification (GM). Is there a correlation between trade volume and the voting behaviour of Member States?