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Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market by Trait (Stacked, Herbicide Tolerance, Insect Resistance), Technology (Polymerase Chain Reaction, Immunoassay), Crop & Processed Food Tested & by Region - Global Trend & Forecast to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: April 2016
Report Code: FB 4219

 

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The genetically modified food safety testing market is estimated to be valued at USD 1.36 Billion in 2015. It is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.9% from 2015 to 2020, to reach 1.99 Billion by 2020. The base year considered for the study is 2014 and the forecast years are from 2015 to 2020. The GM food safety testing market is segmented on the basis of crop and processed food tested which are further divided into their subsegments. It is also segmented on the basis of region into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW). With the growing production levels of GM crops such as corn and soybean in the U.S., the demand for safety tests for genetically modified food is likely to increase in countries with stringent regulations for imports. The technologies used in genetically modified food safety testing are mainly Polymerase Chain Reaction and immunoassay to meet the needs of the food manufacturers and consumers, depending on the food segment being tested.

This report includes estimations of market sizes for value (USD million) and volume (KT). Both, top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the size of the global GM food safety testing market and to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets in the overall market. Key players in the market have been identified through secondary research, and their market share in respective regions has been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and were verified through primary sources. The figure below shows the breakdown of profiles of industry experts who participated in the primary discussions.

Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market

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Key participants in the supply chain of genetically modified food safety testing are raw material suppliers, government bodies, distributors, and end users such as industries, consumers, and researchers. The major key players that are profiled in the report include SGS S.A. (Switzerland), Intertek Group plc (U.K.), Eurofins Scientific SE (Luxembourg), Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (U.S.), and Silliker, Inc. (U.S.).

This report is targeted at the existing players in the industry, which include

  • Food manufacturers
  • Distributors of GM crops
  • GMO ingredient manufacturers
  • Regulatory authorities

“The study answers several questions for stakeholders, primarily which market segments to focus on in next two to five years for prioritizing efforts and investments”.

Scope of the Report

On the basis of Trait, the GM food safety testing market is segmented as follows:          

  • Stacked
  • Herbicide tolerance
  • Insect resistance

On the basis of Technology, the GM food safety testing market is segmented as follows:

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR-based)
  • Immunoassay

On the basis of crop tested, the GM food safety testing market is segmented as follows: 

  • Corn
  • Soybean
  • Rapeseed/Canola
  • Potato
  • Others (tomato, sugar beet, and rice)

On the basis of Processed food tested, GM food safety testing market is segmented as follows:         

  • Bakery & confectionery
  • Meat & meat products
  • Breakfast cereals & snacks
  • Food additives
  • Other processed food (infant food, dairy products, and processed beverages)

On the basis of Region, the GM food safety testing market is segmented as follows:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • RoW

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Scope of the Study
           1.3.1 GM Food Safety Testing Market Segmentation
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Unit Considered
    1.5 Stakeholders
    1.6 Limitations
           1.6.1 Limitations of the Study

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 19)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                               2.1.2.2.1 Breakdown of Primaries
    2.2 Factor Analysis
           2.2.1 Introduction
           2.2.2 Demand-Side Analysis
                    2.2.2.1 Rise in the Number of Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Concerns Raised By WTO
                    2.2.2.2 Labelling Mandates of GM Foods in Various Countries
           2.2.3 Supply-Side Analysis
                    2.2.3.1 Outsourcing GMO Testing to Third Party Laboratories
                    2.2.3.2 Growing Market for Food Diagnostics
                    2.2.3.3 Increasing Areas for GM Crop Production
                    2.2.3.4 Approved GM Varieties in the U.S.
                               2.2.3.4.1 GM Varieties By Crop
                               2.2.3.4.2 GM Varieties By Trait
    2.3 Market Size Estimation
    2.4 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.5 Research Assumptions
           2.5.1 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 33)
    3.1 Overview
    3.2 GM Food Safety Testing

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 38)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the GM Food Safety Testing Market
    4.2 Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market, By Trait
    4.3 Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market in the European Region
    4.4 U.K. is Projected to Be the Fastest-Growing Market
    4.5 Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market, By Crop
    4.6 Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Life Cycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 42)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market, By Trait
           5.2.2 Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market, By Technology
           5.2.3 Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market, By Crop & Processed Food Tested
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Need to Ensure Sufficient Nutrient Consumption
                    5.3.1.2 Technological Evolution of Farming Practices
                    5.3.1.3 Diverse Processed GM Foods Manufacturing
                    5.3.1.4 Labeling Mandates in Several Countries
                    5.3.1.5 High Investment in Biotech R&D
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Lack of Implementation of Regulations
                    5.3.2.2 Lack of Required Technical Know-How Among Farmers
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Emerging Markets for GM Food Safety Testing
                    5.3.3.2 Increased Consumer Awareness About GM Foods
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Ban on Production of GM Crops
                    5.3.4.2 Unaffordability of Tests By Manufacturers
                    5.3.4.3 Inappropriate Sample Collection Standards

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 50)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Supply Chain Analysis
           6.2.1 Upstream Process
                    6.2.1.1 Research & Development
                    6.2.1.2 Production
           6.2.2 Midstream Process
                    6.2.2.1 Processing & Transforming
                    6.2.2.2 Transportation
           6.2.3 Downstream Process
                    6.2.3.1 Final Preparation
                    6.2.3.2 Distribution
    6.3 Value Chain Analysis
           6.3.1 Input Market
           6.3.2 Product Market
           6.3.3 Distribution
           6.3.4 End Market
    6.4 Industry Insights
    6.5 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.5.1 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
           6.5.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.5.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.5.4 Threat of New Entrants
           6.5.5 Threat of Substitutes
    6.6 Upcoming Technologies in GM Food Safety Testing
           6.6.1 PCR Capillary Gel Electrophoresis Technology
           6.6.2 Digital PCR
           6.6.3 Next Generation Sequencing Technologies
    6.7 Consumer Awareness on GMO

7 Regulations: GM Food Safety Testing Market (Page No. - 60)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Cartagena Protocol
    7.3 WTO Regulations
    7.4 U.S.
    7.5 Canada
    7.6 European Union
    7.7 Japan
    7.8 China
    7.9 Brazil
    7.10 Australia & New Zealand

8 GM Food Safety Testing Market, By Trait (Page No. - 64)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Stacked
    8.3 Herbicide Tolerance
    8.4 Insect Resistance

9 GM Food Safety Testing Market, By Technology (Page No. - 69)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR-Based)
    9.3 Immunoassay

10 GM Food Safety Testing Market, By Crop & Processed Food Tested (Page No. - 73)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Crop
             10.2.1 Corn
             10.2.2 Soybean
             10.2.3 Canola/Rapeseed
             10.2.4 Potato
             10.2.5 Other Crops
     10.3 Processed Food
             10.3.1 Bakery & Confectionery
             10.3.2 Meat & Meat Products
             10.3.3 Breakfast Cereals & Snacks
             10.3.4 Food Additives
             10.3.5 Other Processed Food

11 GM Food Safety Testing Market, By Region (Page No. - 84)
     11.1 Introduction
             11.2.1 Political Factors
             11.2.2 Economic Factors
             11.2.3 Social Factors
             11.2.4 Technological Factors
     11.3 North America
             11.3.1 U.S.
             11.3.2 Canada
             11.3.3 Mexico
     11.4 Europe
             11.4.1 Germany
             11.4.2 U.K.
             11.4.3 France
             11.4.4 Spain
             11.4.5 Rest of Europe
     11.5 Asia-Pacific
             11.5.1 China
             11.5.2 Japan
             11.5.3 South Korea
             11.5.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific
     11.6 Rest of the World (RoW)
             11.6.1 Brazil
             11.6.2 Argentina
             11.6.3 Others in RoW

12 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 111)
     12.1 Overview
     12.2 Competitive Situation & Trends
             12.2.1 Acquisitions
             12.2.2 Expansions
             12.2.3 New Product Launches
             12.2.4 Agreements

13 Company Profiles (Page No. - 118)
(Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments)*
     13.1 Introduction
     13.2 SGS S.A.
     13.3 Intertek Group PLC.
     13.4 Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
     13.5 Eurofins Scientific SE
     13.6 Emsl Analytical Inc.
     13.7 Genetic ID NA, Inc.
     13.8 Omic USA Inc.
     13.9 Silliker, Inc.
     13.10 IFP Institut Fur Produktqualitat GmbH
     13.11 Romer Labs Division Holding GmbH

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14 Appendix (Page No. - 140)
     14.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     14.2 Discussion Guide
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     14.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     14.5 Available Customizations
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List of Tables (77 Tables)

Table 1 Labeling Requirements in Different Countries
Table 2 Impact of Key Drivers on the GM Food Safety Testing Market
Table 3 Impact of Key Restraints on the GM Food Safety Testing Market
Table 4 Opportunities in the GM Food Safety Testing Market
Table 5 Challenges for the GM Food Safety Testing Market
Table 6 GMO Labelling Mandates: Changing the Scope for the GM Food Safety Testing Market
Table 7 GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 8 Stacked Traits in GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 9 Herbicide Tolerance in GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 10 Insect Resistance in GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 11 GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 12 GM Food Safety Testing Through Polymerase Chain Reaction Market Size, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 13 GM Food Safety Testing Through Immunoassay Market Size, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 14 GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Food Tested, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 15 GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Crop Tested, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 16 GM Food Safety Testing in Corn Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 17 GM Food Safety Testing in Soybean Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 18 GM Food Safety Testing in Canola Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 19 GM Food Safety Testing in Potato Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 20 GM Food Safety Testing in Other Crops Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 21 GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Processed Food Tested, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 22 GM Food Safety Testing in Bakery & Confectionery Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 23 GM Food Safety Testing in Meat & Meat Products Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 24 GM Food Safety Testing in Breakfast Cereals & Snacks Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 25 GM Food Safety Testing in Food Additives Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 26 GM Food Safety Testing in Other Processed Food Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 27 GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 28 North America: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 29 North America: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 30 North America: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 31 North America: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Food Tested, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 32 U.S.: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 33 U.S.: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 34 Canada: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 35 Canada: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 36 Mexico: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 37 Mexico: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 38 Europe: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 39 Europe: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 40 Europe: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 41 Europe: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Food Tested, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 42 Germany: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 43 Germany: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 44 U.K.: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 45 U.K.: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 46 France: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 47 France: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 48 Spain: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 49 Spain: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 50 Rest of Europe: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 51 Rest of Europe: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 52 Asia-Pacific: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 53 Asia-Pacific: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 54 Asia-Pacific: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 55 Asia-Pacific: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Food Tested, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 56 China: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 57 China: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 58 Japan: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 59 Japan: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 60 South Korea: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 61 South Korea: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 62 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 63 Rest of Asia-Pacific: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 64 RoW: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 65 RoW: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 66 RoW: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 67 RoW: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Food Tested, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 68 Brazil: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 69 Brazil: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 70 Argentina: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 71 Argentina: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 72 Others in RoW: Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 73 Others in RoW: GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 74 Acquisitions, 2010–2015
Table 75 Expansions 2010–2015
Table 76 New Product Launches, 2010–2015
Table 77 Agreements, 2010–2015


List of Figures (52 Figures)

Figure 1 GM Food Safety Testing: Research Design
Figure 2 TBT-Specific Trade Concerns From 2010-2014
Figure 3 Global GM Food Labeling
Figure 4 Global Food Diagnostics Market Size, 2012-2016 (USD Million)
Figure 5 Approved GM Crops in the U.S.
Figure 6 Approved GM Traits in the U.S.
Figure 7 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 8 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 9 Data Triangulation Methodology
Figure 10 North America is Projected to Be the Fastest-Growing Region for the GM Food Safety Testing Market From 2015 to 2020
Figure 11 GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 12 Stacked Traits Segment is Projected to Be the Fastest-Growing From 2015 to 2020
Figure 13 Key Players Adopted Acquisitions & Expansions as Their Key Strategies From 2011 to 2015
Figure 14 GM Crop Importing Countries Offer Attractive Opportunities in the GM Food Safety Testing Market
Figure 15 Stacked Trait Tests to Grow at the Highest Rate
Figure 16 Europe Was the Largest Market for GM Food Safety Testing in 2014
Figure 17 U.K. is Projected to Be the Fastest-Growing Country-Level Market for GM Food Safety Testing From 2015 to 2020
Figure 18 Europe Dominated the GM Food Safety Testing Market in 2014
Figure 19 The GM Food Safety Testing Market in North America is Experiencing High Growth
Figure 20 GM Food Safety Testing Market Segmentation, By Trait
Figure 21 GM Food Safety Testing Market, By Technology
Figure 22 GM Food Safety Testing Market, By Crop
Figure 23 GM Food Safety Testing Market, By Processed Food
Figure 24 High Usage of GMO in Processed Foods Drives the GM Food Safety Testing Market
Figure 25 U.S. Venture Investment in Biotechnology (2005-2011)
Figure 26 Supply Chain Analysis: GM Food Safety Testing Market
Figure 27 Value Chain Analysis: GM Food Safety Testing Market
Figure 28 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: GM Food Regulations & Public Concern About Food Safety Fueling Competition
Figure 29 U.S. Survey: Support for Fda Labelling Policy (2014)
Figure 30 U.S. Survey: Impression of Consumers on Using Biotech for Food (2014)
Figure 31 GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Trait, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 32 GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Technology, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 33 GM Food Safety Testing Market: Crop to Be the Larger Segment, 2015 & 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 34 GM Food Safety Testing Market Size, By Crop Tested, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 35 Bakery & Confectionery to Account for the Largest Share, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 36 Geographic Snapshot (2014): High Growth Expected in Both GM Importing & Exporting Countries
Figure 37 The North American GM Food Safety Testing Market Snapshot: High Growth Expected for Most Countries
Figure 38 Germany: the Largest GM Food Safety Testing Market in Europe in 2014
Figure 39 Asia-Pacific GM Food Safety Testing Market Snapshot: China Accounted for Major Share
Figure 40 Expansion and Acquisition Strategies Preferred By Key GM Food Safety Testing Companies in the Last Five Years
Figure 41 Strengthening Market Presence Through Acquisition & Expansion Between 2010 and 2015
Figure 42 Expansions and Acquisitions: the Key Strategies, 2010–2015
Figure 43 Geographical Revenue Mix of Top Four Market Players
Figure 44 SGS S.A.: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 SGS S.A.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 46 Intertek Group PLC.: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 Intertek Group PLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 48 Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 50 Eurofins Scientific SE: Company Snapshot
Figure 51 Eurofins Scientific SE: SWOT Analysis
Figure 52 Silliker, Inc.: SWOT Analysis

The market for genetically modified food safety testing has grown exponentially in the last few years. The market size is projected to reach USD 1.9 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of around 7.9% from 2015 to 2020. Both, developed and developing countries have been targeted for this industry as the consumers’ concerns towards GMOs have been revolutionizing GMO testing technology. Ensuring sufficient nutrition, evolution in farming technology, labeling mandates in several countries, diverse GM processed food production, and high investments in biotech R&D have been driving the market for genetically modified food testing for safety.

The GM food safety testing market, on the basis of trait, is segmented into stacked, herbicide tolerance, and insect resistance. The stacked traits testing market was the largest in 2014, and is projected to be the fastest-growing in GM testing for crops and foods due to the increase in R&D innovations and multiplicity of different traits in one crop or food. Also, the expenses and the procedure associated with testing stacked traits are higher.

The GM food safety testing market, on the basis of technology, is segmented into Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and immunoassay technologies. The GM food testing for safety through PCR technology is largest and is projected to grow at the highest rate from 2015 to 2020. The GM food safety testing market is segmented into crop and processed food tested, where the testing market for crops is the largest. The crop segment is further subsegmented into corn, soy, rapeseed/canola, and potato, for which the testing for corn and soy is the largest and the fastest-growing, as these are largely traded crops. The processed food tested segment contains bakery & confectionery, meat & meat products, breakfast cereals & snacks, food additives, and others, of which breakfast cereals & snacks is the fastest-growing market for genetically modified food safety testing.

Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market

The genetically modified food safety market was dominated by the European region in 2014. Stringent regulatory affairs for GMO testing and consumers’ opposition towards the GM foods have been driving the market in European countries such as Germany, the U.K., Spain, and France among others. North America is projected to be the fastest-growing region for GM food safety testing, as it is the largest GM crops producing country and there is also a need to comply with the GMO labeling regulations from importing countries. The active U.S. players in this market are Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (U.S.) Silliker, Inc. (U.S.), Romer Labs Division Holding GmbH (Austria), EMSL Analytical Inc. (U.S.), Genetic ID NA, Inc. (U.S.), and OMIC USA Inc. (U.S.)

Lack of proper implementation of regulations, lack of technical know-how among farmers, ban on production of GM crops, and unaffordability of tests by food manufacturers & channel members are the major restraints and challenges in the GM food testing market for safety.

One of the leading players, Intertek Group Plc (U.K.), adopted acquisitions as its key strategy, and it also focuses on expansions to extend its capabilities in the GMO food safety testing market. The company has been continuously improving its products and services through new and advanced technologies to create new opportunities in food industries. In 2014, the company acquired ScanBi Diagnostics, and in 2011 it acquired Labs & Testing S.A. (L&T) in Chile. Due to these acquisitions, it broadened its technical facilities and expanded its global presence in the GM food safety testing market. Eurofins Scientific SE (Luxembourg) acquired ViraCor-IBT Laboratories, Inc. (VIBT), which helped it to strengthen its GMO testing service line. The company launched a DNA chip technology which enabled simultaneous detection and identification of up to 21 genetically modified organisms in feed and food products, and also launched a technology to detect genetic discrimination between identical monozygotic twins.

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