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Re: Recalling GMOs, Labelling and safety

 >planned to commercialised.  Stop supply of the seed and the transgenic
 >varieties will disappear.

Not quite. We're already getting reports of genetic contamination
where GMOs have been detected in crops harvested from organic fields
or non-GMO areas. This matter of gene escape is a real problem which
you cannot brush away. Not only can wayward GMO seeds find their way
into non-GMO or organic fields, but they can also later crossbreed and
possibly transfer the transgene to other varieties.

Monitoring such genetic contamination will be very difficult and
extremely expensive, because tests cost around USD 120 or more per

You still haven't answered my question: how are you going to recall
these genetic contaminants?

Roberto Verzola