Agrow is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


EU ruling confirms limits on GM honey

Beekeepers who discover that their honey contains accidental traces of genetically modified pollen would have to gain EU approval before selling it, says the European Court of Justice (ECJ). All honey and food supplements containing pollen from GM crops, irrespective of the proportion of GM material in the product, would require authorisation under the EU GM food and feed Regulation (1829/2003). The ECJ was asked for advice by a German court after a beekeeper claimed that nearby research plots of Monsanto’s GM insect-resistant MON810 maize had rendered his products unsuitable for marketing and consumption. The ruling is in line with an opinion expressed by the advocate general in February ( Agrow No 610, p12).


What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts