The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has endorsed the Commission’s proposal to label all food made from genetically modified products.
The legislative resolution, presented by the Greek Christian
Democrat MEP, Antonios Trakatellis, calls for the labelling of all
food for human consumption that contains genetically modified
However, the resolution on regulation concerning
traceability and labelling of GMOs goes much further than the
original Commission’s proposal. It calls for the labelling of
products (such a milk, eggs, meat, sugar) that are derived from
animals raised on GMO-feed.
The resolution was adopted by 28 votes in favour
and 25 votes against. The tight vote puts the final adoption of the
resolution in the European Parliament plenary session into doubt
because the majority in the Environmental Committee is different
from the majority in the European Parliament.