Non-GM Danube Region Standard
Non-GM Danube Region Standard is the first regional harmonized Non-GM quality standard in South East Europe which is the basis of a new food and feed certification and labeling with a unique quality label "NON GMO Produced ", provided by DS and common to all markets in the region.
The standards for production and inspection were developed with the support of the 15 Ministries of Agriculture within the Danube region, Organisation for International Cooperation of Germany (GIZ), Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the leading German and Austrian institutions for NON GMO certification and labelling such as the German VLOG – Association Food without Genetic Engineering and the Austrian Platform for GMO-Free Food Products (ARGE Gentechnik-frei) as well as the Environment Agency of Austria (UBA) and Donau Soja Association.
The Non-GM Danube Region Standard in combination with the regional “NON GMO Produced” label which is provided by the Donau Soja organisation offers the possibility of a joint and transparent market of Non-GM products and enables regional trade without barriers. Besides, it provides the industry with the opportunity to regionaly promote Non-GM certified products, and thus adds value to the Non-GM Food sector in SEE, and, at the same time allows consumers to make an informed choice.
The national and international credibility of the Non-GM Danube Region Standards (production and inspections guidelines) is the cornerstone on which high confidence and security stands.