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Genetically modified food labeling is blocked

in May this year, the "genetically modified" logo will be fully standardized in Beijing. From March to may, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of agriculture will conduct a comprehensive inspection on the production, introduction and sale of genetically modified organisms in Beijing

it is understood that at present, under the deployment of the Ministry of agriculture, agricultural departments across the country have successively taken actions to carry out law enforcement and inspection of genetically modified markers

Pandora's box was opened

in 1983, Monsanto, an agricultural biotechnology giant, cultivated the first transgenic plant. Since then, the debate about its security has been chattering. Ironically, according to American scientists, there is such a banner hanging in the staff restaurant of Monsanto: "don't eat genetically modified food!" Theoretically, the use of transgenic technology can improve crop varieties, prolong the storage time of food, increase nutrients, and add insect and disease prevention genes to crops, thereby reducing the use of pesticides. However, as FAO pointed out, when traditional cultivated varieties are gradually replaced by a few transgenic varieties, biological diversity may slowly disappear and the balance of the ecosystem will be destroyed. If the human body ingests this ingredient, some gene transfer may produce new toxins and allergens, causing unexpected poisoning or allergic reactions

in 1998, British scientist pustaui claimed that after continuously feeding mice with genetically modified potatoes, some organs such as kidney, spleen and brain contracted or developed abnormally, and the immune system weakened. However, after investigation and approval, some institutions believe that there are certain defects in the experiment of pstaii, which is not enough to prove that genetically modified food is harmful to human beings

because the safety of genetically modified food is still uncertain, countries around the world are very cautious about genetically modified food

In 2001, the United Nations Biosafety Protocol signed by 113 countries and regions stipulated that the safety evaluation of genetically modified products must be carried out. When genetically modified products are transferred across the border, the consent of the importing country should be sought and marked

on November 28, 2001, the regulations on genetically modified food formulated by the 15 EU countries stipulated that all crops or foods containing more than 0.9% of genetically modified DNA or protein must be labeled with the word "GMO" when sold on the market

the State Council of China promulgated the "Regulations on the safety management of agricultural genetically modified organisms" in May 2001, and the Ministry of agriculture also issued the "measures for the management of the labeling of agricultural genetically modified organisms" on January 5, 2002. Five categories of 17 products, including soybeans, soybean flour, soybean oil, soybean meal, corn, rapeseed, cotton seeds and tomatoes, were included in the first batch of the catalogue of agricultural genetically modified organisms to implement labeling management, and it was stipulated that from March 20, 2002, The direct processed products of genetically modified agricultural products should be marked as "genetically modified" ×× Processed products (finished products) "or" processed raw materials are genetically modified ××”。 On April 8 of the same year, China's Ministry of health also issued the "measures for the health management of genetically modified food", which stipulates that from July 1, 2002, food products (including raw materials and processed food) containing genetically modified organisms or expression products should be marked with "genetically modified ×× Food "or" genetically modified ×× Food as raw material "

at present, the United States, relying on its advantages in the field of biotechnology, strongly advocates that countries open the market of genetically modified food, and also accuses relevant countries of the management policies of genetically modified food, which constitutes a non-tariff barrier and violates the principle of free trade. However, many countries do not appreciate it. The European Union advocates freezing the production, sale and circulation of new genetically modified food on the grounds that genetically modified food cannot fully ensure safety. Professor chengguoqiang of the development research center of the State Council believes that it is difficult to reach a conclusion satisfactory to all countries on the management of genetically modified agricultural products in the new round of WTO multilateral trade negotiations on agriculture

why do manufacturers pretend to be deaf and dumb? As long as customers do it according to our standards, there will be no operation state

in China, genetically modified organisms are mainly imported food raw materials such as soybeans, corn and rapeseed, while genetically modified foods are mainly soybean oil and rapeseed oil produced by domestic oil enterprises. The agricultural department has issued a part of genetically modified organism safety certificates to domestic large-scale oil production enterprises whose materials meet gb/t11352 (1) 989, and approved a variety of genetically modified product labels

according to the media, in February this year, Greenpeace International took 73 samples of common products in the market in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, and entrusted genes can and the food laboratory of Jiangsu entry exit quarantine bureau to test. The results showed that 13 samples contained genetically modified ingredients, including 8 in Hong Kong, 3 in Guangzhou, 1 in Shanghai and 1 in Beijing

however, the decree of the agricultural department requiring genetically modified products to be labeled has been silently resisted

when investigating local markets, especially supermarkets, Beijing Municipal Bureau of agriculture and Shanghai Municipal Bureau of agriculture and forestry found that the label was completely missing. In this regard, some enterprises explain that their products do not use genetically modified raw materials. This result obviously cannot satisfy the competent department. IQI xp6026 and IQI xp6056 have excellent processing performance. Therefore, Beijing Municipal Bureau of agriculture decided to conduct a census according to the deployment of the Ministry of agriculture. Shanghai agriculture and forestry bureau is also preparing to conduct law enforcement inspection. A person in charge of the science and Education Department of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of agriculture told that there were two reasons for the adverse implementation of the agricultural genetically modified organisms labeling system: first, the number of imports was unclear, and enterprises did not take the initiative to report. When asked by enterprises, they all said that this was domestic, and there was no imported genetically modified raw materials. If you want to make it clear, you need to negotiate with the customs, which takes a lot of time; Second, although the regulations and measures have been issued for a long time, government departments need to publicize and implement them, and enterprises also need time to learn relevant regulations

a person from the purchasing department of Beijing Essen Lubao Oil Co., Ltd., the producer of "Lubao" brand soybean salad oil, earnestly complained to the enterprise, "now, our trademark is about to become an athlete's medal. Stick one today and add another tomorrow. Add a small label, and all more than 20 trademarks have to be revised, which is really too difficult for enterprises."

what happens after labeling

in the interview, it was found that most enterprises were silent about labeling GM. It's only one thing to be afraid of the impact on product sales. In addition, how to label the raw materials of the same product, some of which are non GMO and some are GMO, has also become a problem

take soybeans for example. This batch of raw materials are domestic non GMO soybeans, so it is not necessary to label the salad oil produced and processed with GMO labels. However, if the next batch of raw materials are imported GMO soybeans, they must be labeled with GMO labels when they are sold. This process is very complex and will also bring many puzzles to consumers

a person in the Sales Department of an enterprise said such a sentence: "the market competition is so fierce, who abides by the law, who posts first, who is unlucky." He explained that at present, there is no final conclusion whether GM is harmful or not, and the attitude of government departments is also ambiguous. If the enterprise pastes the logo and lets the people consider it by themselves, no one will buy the products of the enterprise, and the enterprise will surely die

according to the public opinion survey conducted by the relevant departments in China in early 2001, 65% of consumers in China do not know whether genetically modified food has appeared in the market at present, and 16.7% of them have made it clear that they do not accept genetically modified food out of concern about safety issues

it can be seen that letting consumers have the "right to know" about genetically modified products is not something that the government can do by ordering enterprises to affix a label

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