Description of Any Product Derived from the Plant

Soya is used in about 1,600 processed food products as a filler and as a source of healthy, affordable protein. Processing and cooking denatures the foreign DNA and foreign gene product. In the absence of local labeling guidelines for GM foods, food processors have been asked to label all foods containing detectable foreign protein as "genetically modified." This will probably require the labeling of milled, unprocessed soya meal, but no other products in the processing line. Soya seed is exported to neighboring countries and will be declared "GM" before shipment.

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