bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Bees cause confusion in EU

This week, Members of the European Parliament (MEP) voted that foods containing more than 0.9% Genetically Modified (GM) products would have to be labelled as such. That may be fairly simple for most foods, but virtually impossible for honey unless every single jar of honey could be tested since bees will unpredictably mix nectar from GM and non GM crops. One MEP suggested that honey might have to be labelled ‘May contain GM’.


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