We are now seeing European farmers being systematically denied access to modern technology that is freely available to our competitors. For those in beef production, even feed additives such as Rumensin, and natural hormones such as synovex are banned, let alone Ralgro and clenbuterol that are all pervasive in US and third-country farming.

In cereals, GM technology is almost totally banned for internal EU production – there is only one maize variety cleared for use in Spain.