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GMOs in the European Union

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GMOs in the European Union (EU) describes market for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the EU, including policies that allow or ban them.

Honey Made with GM-Pollen is Treated as a GMO

In September 2011, "Europe's highest court [the European Court of Justice (ECJ)] ruled that honey contaminated with genetically modified (GM) crops would need full safety approval and would have to be labelled as GM."[1]

"The ECJ ruling was the result of a legal challenge from a German association of beekeepers who took the Bavarian government to court following the contamination of honey from a governmental field trial of Monsanto's maize MON 810 (www.bienen-gentechnik.de).
"The case was forwarded to the European Court of Justice (C-442/09). The European Court of Justice was asked to rule whether honey containing GM-pollen is defined as a GM product and if any trace of a GMO in honey needs an authorisation as a GMO."[2]

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  1. "European Court protects honey from GM contamination," Friends of the Earth Europe, September 6, 2011, Accessed September 6, 2011.
  2. "European Court protects honey from GM contamination," Friends of the Earth Europe, September 6, 2011, Accessed September 6, 2011.

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