|January 27, 2004,
just-food: European Union (EU) agriculture Commissioner
Franz Fischler issued a warning to attendees of an organic
farming conference – no food can now be completely
free of genetically modified organisms and it is time
we took a realistic stance to monitoring the presence
of gm materials.
He admonished those there not to seek an absolutist
stance and instead called for practical advice from
“We have been banished from paradise. The idea
of a zero per cent threshold was no doubt possible in
the Garden of Eden, but not in the real world,”
said Dr Fischler.
That said, the Commissioner said Brussels would produce
an organic food promotion action plan within three months.