EU agriculture ministers yesterday failed to agree rules for the labelling of food and animal feed accidentally contaminated by genetically modified organisms (GMOs). A policy debate on the traceability and labelling of GMOs is to be held on Thursday by the EU's environment ministers.
European Commission proposals for labelling requirements to apply above a 1% threshold of accidental GM contamination, during a three-year transition period, are opposed by several member states. Some countries are asking for a lower threshold. Others insist that live animals and seeds should also be covered.
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