A recent ruling in the European Court of Justice stated honey contaminated by Genetically Modified crops must be clearly labelled. The decision also paved the way for beekeepers and farmers to recoup losses from cross contamination. EU food officials are due to discuss the latest decision by Europe’s highest court later this week.
While no rules for honey labelling currently exist in the EU, Brussels is expected to unveil new rules soon, forcing beekeepers to show whether their produce is GM free or not.
Euronews spoke to John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer policy.