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European Union Now Requires Modified Food Labeling

Europeans have had an unfriendly stance toward genetically modified foods for several years. New rules in the European Union now require that all processed foods, even those served in restaurants, with genetically modified ingredients, must say so on the food's label or menu. The rules apply to all products-cereal, frozen pizza, or baby formula in which more than .9% of the ingredients have been genetically modified. Each modified component, including vegetable oils and sugars taken from modified plants, must be declared and identified on the ingredient list. However, eggs and milk are not subject to labeling, even those from animals raised on genetically modified feed.