Parliament tightens screws on GM compromise

Producers of genetically modified food and animal feed suffered a setback last week when the European Parliament decided to tighten labeling and traceability rules for GM products.

The MEPs voted on two reports prepared by the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy. One concerned traceability and labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and food and feed products derived from GMOs, while the other dealt with authorization and labeling of GM food and feed.

The new legislation is intended to

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