Under the new law, all food products sold in the European Union made from GMOs must be clearly marked as such. That will demand "farm to fork" traceability that US officials say will cost exporters too much to implement.
Peter Ford, "Europe to allow GM foods, with 'farm-to-fork' labels," Christian Science Monitor (Boston, MA), July 3, 2003
But as demonstrated at the barbecue for my kids, and in countless other day-to-day interactions with food, and food preparation we all need to eat there is a tendency to focus on the exotic and forget the basics; the basics which could have a significant impact on overall public health. And this is not all about consumers.
Everyone in the farm-to-fork food safety system has a responsibility to reduce risk.
Doug Powell, "Safe handling of food is ignored," The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario), July 16, 2003
So what is the Government doing about it? It is introducing a Food Bill with new guidelines on food safety, and it is setting up a Food Safety Directorate within the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. So far, so good. But no-one is really claiming that is enough. Unless far-reaching measures are taken to address consumer concerns 'from farm to fork', the crisis will only deepen.
Andrew Davidson, "Public will bite the hand that feeds," Marketing, October 26, 1989