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Iceland’s image not so pure?

Livestock in Iceland is given genetically modified food, which jeopardizes Iceland’s image of purity and the export of Icelandic food products, according to director of the Consumers’ Association of Iceland Jóhannes Gunnarsson.

Gunnarsson claimed Icelandic lamb and dairy products are exported to foreign markets as pure natural products, which is not the case if the livestock is given genetically modified food. Fréttabladid reports.

Gunnar Á. Gunnarsson, manager of the organic Certification Association Tún, said farmers in Iceland are increasingly feeding genetically modified food to their livestock. Such food is not marked clearly, which is an obligation in other European countries.

Although a draft regarding clear markings of genetically modified food for livestock has been submitted at the Ministry for the Environment, Gunnar Á. Gunnarsson believes more needs to be done to repair Iceland’s image of purity.

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