23 October 2017
Food Standard 1.5.2 mandates the pre-market safety assessment and labelling of all genetically modified (GM) foods and food ingredients in Australia.
CropLife supports Food Standard Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)’s rigorous and transparent process for assessing the safety of GM foods, based on internationally established scientific principles and guidelines.
However, labelling of GM food has nothing to do with the health or safety of the food; it is an issue of consumer choice. CropLife Australia supports mandated food product labels where these labels communicate information that is relevant to human health and safety.
CropLife supports voluntary labelling of food products based on consumer preferences, providing the label is truthful and not misleading.