Comments on Japan’s Genetically Modified Organism Labeling System

6.Consideration on Lowering of the Unintended GMO contamination Ratio

 In Japan, the current unintended contamination ratio of GM Soybeans (and corn as well) is maximum 5 percent, but lowering the ratio further could increase the burden on management, especially managing to separate from other varieties for identity preserved (IP) handling. We are deeply apprehensive that this increased burden could be passed on to costs, raise premiums of Non-GM Soybean, and possibly cause difficulties in securing a minimum supply of vegetable oil products that achieves lower contamination ratio.