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Honey with GMO traces needs approval says EU lawyer

Honey containing accidental traces of genetically modified pollen must be considered as being derived from a GMO and therefore subject to approval requirements, concludes an EU legal view. The case concerns a complaint from a German beekeeper that his honey cannot be sold or used after being contaminated by pollen from nearby plots of Monsanto’s GM insect-resistant MON810 maize. The German court handling the case had asked the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) for advice.



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