Unique identifiers for GMOs

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are identified by a code that is specific to them, similar to a barcode. This code is called a "unique identifier", which makes it possible to identify easily a specific GMO on a product's labelling. The code is uniform and is made up of letters and numbers, enabling each product type to be identified precisely. It contributes to the traceability of GMOs and to consumer information.

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