GM agriculture today is overwhelmingly just four commodity crops: soy, maize, canola and cotton account for 99%. And 97% of the GM food crops produced in 2016  were grown in the Americas.

Consumers around the world reject GM foods. Now that gatekeepers (retailers, certifiers and food processors) are increasingly intent on eliminating use of GM animal feed, the demand for meat and dairy products that are free of GM feed is growing dramatically.

New Zealand, like many other countries, does not grow GM crops. The opportunities for New Zealand exporters to leverage off the GM Free status of the country’s productive land  have become stronger still.

Read The GM Food Issue: Facts and Figures 2017