Many European Union countries do allow imports of GMO corn and soybeans from the U.S. Those GMO products are used as animal feed, although they could not be sold on the shelves for direct human consumption without proper labeling. Thus, milk on the grocery store shelves in EU member states may have come from cows fed with GMO corn. Cultivation of GMO crops is also allowed in a few places in the EU. So why the resistance to GMO foods in EU states?
The difference comes down to morals and ethics. The reluctance to accept GMO food is a moral choice by consumers in the EU. US biotech companies that spend their energy trying to convince EU consumers that GMO foods are scientifically safe are missing this point.
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