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GM Food Uncommon in EU

As per the European commission very little GM food products are available in the EU market and this is being attributed to factors such as availability and consumer demand as compared to the new EU legislation. Since the time authorization came into effect in 2004, around ten GM strains were cleared for the EU market for maize meant for animal or human consumption. EU has already witnessed three major incidences of unauthorized GM products. Strict new labeling rules were enforced when authorized GM food reached the markets. GM food is quite uncommon in EU but GM animal feed is found in abundance due to biotech soy beans prevailing in the global production.