Genetically engineered plants are grown on millions of hectares of land in countries such as the US, Argentina and Brazil. Several regions are already being affected by the uncontrolled spread of the genetically engineered plants into the environment, and questions are being raised over the risks to health and the environment. In several cases there is evidence to suggest that adverse impacts on the environment have so far been seriously underestimated. Once harvested these plants can be imported into the EU, where they can be used in animal feed or in food for human consumption.
Institute for Independent Impact Assessment of Biotechnology