Transgenic alert over cornflour imported from Colombia

The Portuguese platform against genetically-modified foods has sounded the alert this week over a form of cornflour imported from Colombia. Marketed under the brand name PAN, the flour is being sold through at least two supermarket chains, and has been found in both Lisbon and Porto. According to news sources, one of the supermarkets found to be stocking the flour has since taken it off the shelves. The anti-transgenic lobby claims modified food products carry health risks and can increase the likelihood of food allergies.