Non-GM is a very big trend both in the US & Germany with Australia likely to follow
The rise in demand for non- GMO (genetically modified organisms) products in Germany is not an immediate threat to Irish agri-food exporters, but it is a trend that we need to respond to, Bord Bia analysts say.
At present, Ireland produces no GMO-free products, even though yields of GM-free crops and the launch of GM-free dairy products are becoming more widespread in places like Germany, the US and Scandinavia.
Germany is Ireland’s sixth largest market and was worth €600m in exports in 2016.
Speaking at the recent ANUGA food trade fair in Cologne, Bord Bia’s German manager Donal Denvir said that the demand for non- GM products is very “real” in the German dairy sector and that meat is not far behind.