Crops rejected for containing traces of GMOs

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Up to 26 countries around the world have blocked the import of a range of non-GMO crops because they were found to contain traces of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said shipments of supposedly non-GMO grain, cereal and other crops have been blocked, destroyed or sent back to the country of origin after testing revealed the low-level traces.

The incidents have led to trade disruptions between countries.

Sandra Ferrari has been speaking to Sarah Cahill a Food Safety Officer for FAO.

She explained what is behind the rejection of non-GMO crops.

Duration: 3’48”

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