Doesn’t global trade require global coexistence standards? What is Co-Extra doing about this?

Governments on six continents have called for labelling and freedom of choice for GM foods. Therefore there is a concerted worldwide effort to develop harmonised, cross-border policies for trade with GMOs. A good example of this is the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, which is set to require all shipments of agricultural products to be accompanied by documentation regarding their GMO status by 2012. Co-Extra is conducting intensive research to determine planes for harmonisation with non-EU countries and to set up international conduits for exchanging new information on co-existence and traceability.

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