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International Non-GMO Summit 2023
Strengthening and Securing the Non-GMO Market
9./10. May 2023
GMO-free requires dialogue and cooperation along the entire value chain
Consumers want food that is produced without genetic engineering and deforestation. There is sufficient Non-GMO, deforestation-free feed (made from Non-GM soy) available for the European market, but equitable supply relationships and long-term contracts are necessary to ensure the supply security. These were the key conclusions from the International Non-GMO Summit, which took place in Frankfurt on 10 May 2023.
The approximately 200 industry representatives from 19 countries and four continents - from soy cultivation to processing to food retailing - jointly declared their support for Non-GMO and deforestation-free food.
Agra Europe: Ensure co-existence of organic farming and genetic engineering (in German)
HR-Info: Contribution to the Non-GMO Summit (in German)
APK Inform: Ukraine adheres to European standards for growing non-GM soybeans - Vysotskyy
Noticias Agricolas: Brasil continuará produzindo soja livre, mas é preciso alinhar expectativas (in Portuguese)
The Summit in Pictures
Author and Moderator
Dr. Tanja Busse studied journalism and philosophy in Dortmund, Bochum and Pisa, moderates conferences and writes books on agriculture, nutrition and biodiversity. She is a fellow at the DFG Research School "Futures of Sustainability" at the University of Hamburg.
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ARGE Gentechnik-frei (Platform for GMO-free Food Products) has been a pioneer in the Non-GMO sector for 25 years. Founded in Austria in 1997, ARGE Gentechnik-frei is Europe’s most widespread Non-GMO labelling system, with several complete production segments (dairy, poultry, eggs) labelled “Ohne Gentechnik hergestellt”.
Donau Soja is a European, multi-stakeholder and non-profit organisation supporting the European Protein Transition with a particular emphasis on sustainable, deforestation-free, Non-GM soya production. The organisation is based in Vienna, with regional offices in Serbia, Ukraine and Moldova, supported by more than 300 active members in 25 countries and 24 European governments.
The European Non-GMO Industry Association (ENGA) is the voice of the Non-GMO food and feed sector at the EU level. It secures and supports the expansion of Non-GMO production and advocates for the strict regulation of old and new GMOs in order to keep untested GMOs from entering the EU food and feed chains.
The ProTerra Foundation is a Dutch nonprofit organization, founded in 2012, that creates a global network of companies that support more sustainable agricultural practices in the food and feed supply chains. The ProTerra Foundation holds the non-GMO ProTerra certification standard and related audit methodology.
The German Association for Food without Genetic Engineering (VLOG) provides a platform for the exchange of information in the production and marketing of "Ohne Gentechnik" (Non-GMO) food and animal feed. VLOG assigns the "Ohne GenTechnik" seal for food and the "VLOG geprüft" (VLOG verified) seal for feed.