Responding to intense pressure from the Bush Administration and the biotech
industry, the European Union (EU) is now, at least in principle, opening its
doors to imports of some genetically engineered (GE) foods. But producers of
GE seeds, like Monsanto, are still unhappy with the arrangement. In agreeing
to allow the import of these GE foods, the EU is also mandating that food
products containing more than .9% GE ingredients, be labeled as such. In
response to consumer demands, major EU supermarket chains and food companies
have announced that they will continue to ban GE foods and ingredients from
their products. /old_articles/ge/labels042004.cfm