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Portugal Snapshot

Portugal Snapshot

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Portugal Snapshot on OGM
Portugal Snapshot on OGM

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Published by: ugo on Apr 23, 2009
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PORTUGAL & GMO
a snapshot
Portuguese GMO-Free CoalitionApril 2009
 
THE REALITY
MON 810 is grown freely
In 2007: 4199 ha of MON 810 out of a totalof 116 700 ha of maize (3.6%)In 2008: 15% increase to 4839 ha
BUT: In the region that grows it themost, 48% of farmers that used it in2007 had stopped using it in 2008
 
THE MARKET
Virtually 100% of animal feed has GMOFor direct human consumption GMOcan only be found in some cooking oilbrandsNo animal products labelled “GM-free”except for organic food

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