In Poland, like in most of the mild climate area, there is a scarcity of feed protein, and the supply by the national feed production does not meet the domestic demand. Due to this, the Ministry of Agriculture has decided to extend, until January 1st, 2024 the entry into force of the law that forbids the commercialisation and use in animal feeding of genetically modified feed and genetically modified organisms destined to be used in feed foreseen for January 1st, 2019.
The reason, among others, is the inability to replace the genetically modified soya imported by Poland for other sources of plant protein.
Its entry into force as of January 1st, 2019 would have contributed to the damage of the competitiveness of animal production and to the increase in the prices of food, especially fowl, pork and eggs.
March 2018/KPRM/ Poland.