The European Commission will now move forward to making the decision law. The 1% was permitted because of the possibility that small traces of GM materials could enter the food during processing and manufacturing.
EU votes mandatory GM labeling
The European Standing Committee on Foodstuffs, by an overwhelming majority, voted to require special labeling of foods in which at least one ingredient contains more than 1% of genetically modified (GM) material.
Nov 30th, 1999