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EC calls for labelling of GM food

25 July 1997
EC calls for labelling of GM food

The European Commission is to call for the labelling of all seeds, animal feeds and consumer foods.

The move comes amid mounting concern over food technology following the crisis over BSE and disputes over products such as Novartis gene modified maize. The maize was banned by Austria, Italy and Luxembourg because of safety concerns.

The EC wants labelling to say one of three things: whether they do or do not contain some gene-modified organisms, or may contain them. Farmers would not be forced to segregate crops, though some might choose to.

  • Financial Times 25/07/97 page 2

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    EC calls for labelling of GM food

    25 July 1997
    EC calls for labelling of GM food

    The European Commission is to call for the labelling of all seeds, animal feeds and consumer foods.

    The move comes amid mounting concern over food technology following the crisis over BSE and disputes over products such as Novartis gene modified maize. The maize was banned by Austria, Italy and Luxembourg because of safety concerns.

    The EC wants labelling to say one of three things: whether they do or do not contain some gene-modified organisms, or may contain them. Farmers would not be forced to segregate crops, though some might choose to.

  • Financial Times 25/07/97 page 2

    • Read more on:
    • News
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