Avoiding Starlink in Europe

According to the European Voice newsletter, the European Commission is backing down on previous rulings regarding traces or genetically modified organisms in food.

At issue are trace amounts of GMOs that have not been tested for sale in the EU. On the agenda now are 'acceptable' levels of these GMOs which make labelling workable for the food industry.

This could lead to a further firefight with green groups and within the EU between countries accepting of GM crops and the six who are opposed: France, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Austria and Luxembourg.

US food interests and diplomats are said to be pressuring for the change, with the Starlink upset still fresh in mind.

(See previous story for US consumer reaction a year later.)