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Companies must have a realistic understanding of the timeframes and effort involved.
Manufacturers are urged not to assume, upon enrollment in a non-GMO verification program, that inputs are non-GMO. “We commonly see overconfidence due to lack of understanding of the depth to which GMOs have penetrated the ingredient manufacturing supply chains,” FoodChain ID’s Heroux says. GMOs are not a static issue; they make up an “evolving landscape,” with new GM technologies on the horizon and evolving standards. “It must be understood that non-GMO standing is an ongoing effort and investment,” she stresses.
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