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EU drafts law changes on GM honey

The European Commission is drawing up amendments to EU legislation on honey that would lessen the impact of contamination by pollen from genetically modified crops. The amendment would add a definition that pollen is a natural component of honey. As such, it would not come under the scope of EU GMO rules. The wording is not yet finalised, but the Commission hopes to issue the proposals in the “next few weeks”, Eric Poudelet of the Commission’s Health and Consumers Directorate General (SANCO) told a conference in the European Parliament in September.


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