Every year around 200,000 tons of soy are imported from Brazil for Swedish meat, daily, and egg production. Concerns have already been raised about the presence of pesticides long outlawed in the EU. But now come reports that more and more of the soy is genetically-modified. Producers say the non-GM alternative is getting more expensive.
Maria Donis of the Swedish Poultry Association (Svensk Fågel) tells Swedish Radio News “The price of soy has gone up very much and it has to be taken out somewhere. If it continues to increase we won’t be able to pass along the cost to consumers.”