National LLP Policies

Governments have been developing their own national LLP policies over the years — including the Colombian and Canadian governments, and a regional approach from MERCOSUR. Despite the good efforts of these governments, most countries are only just beginning to identify mechanisms to address LLP, and many still have de facto zero tolerance policies for unapproved biotech products. This means that within those markets, it is illegal to sell or distribute a product known to contain a biotech product not approved for food, feed or processing use in that country. These zero tolerance policies can have a devastating effect on international trade and availability of affordable grain products for the food and feed industry  consumers in importing countries.