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Cows In Europe Eat Safer Than We Do

The European Union has adopted a zero tolerance approach to GMO foods for livestock.

In a report obtained by Food Nation Radio Network, the OECD says the following, “72. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) launched new, more precise guidelines for monitoring the environmental impact of authorised Genetically Modified (GM) crops, in response to changes in the EU’s Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) rules. In February 2011, member states set the tolerance threshold for Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) traces in feedstuffs at 0.1%, a rate for which detection is scientifically reliable. A zero tolerance approach was applied beforehand. Concurrently, in December 2011 it was agreed to extend the phase out period for traces of GM oilseed rape products withdrawn in 2007 that was due in 2012 for another five years to 2017.”

The full report can be viewed here: OECD AG Report

 

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Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on FoodNationRadio.com and stations around the country.