European Parliament Votes Pollen is Part of Honey

 PHYS.ORG   1/15/14

After years of wrangling and a ruling by the EU's top court, the European Parliament agreed Wednesday that pollen is a constituent of honey and not an added ingredient.

The distinction may seem arcane but it has important implications for the industry since it determines how honey jars are labelled when it comes to levels of  from genetically modified plants.

Purity is a key selling point for honey and a label warning consumers it contained GMO pollen might deter buyers anxious to avoid foods that have been genetically altered.

Lawmakers voted 430 for and 224 against to define "pollen as a natural constituent of honey, rather than an ingredient...

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