05/26 EU adopts controversial labelling law for gene food
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -
European Union farm ministers Tuesday approved controversial plans obliging
manufacturers to label foods containing genetically modified maize and
The plans were drawn up by the EU's executive Commission in response to
complaints from consumers, still reeling from Europe's mad cow crisis, that
they no longer knew what they were eating or whether it was safe.
Some 60 percent of processed foods contain soybean derivatives. Many others
contain maize derivatives.
Despite winning ministerial approval, the labeling plans are likely to
Under the rules, all foods containing gene-changed DNA or proteins must
carry a clear label.
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