Agriculture Commissioner promises GMO labelling, despite TTIP

If a product contains genetically modified corn, it will still be labelled as such in the future, assured EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, seeking to dispel fears that consumer protection standards could suffer under planned trade agreements with the US and Canada. EurActiv Germany reports.

Just in time for the opening of the world’s largest annual agricultural exhibition International Green Week in Berlin on Thursday (15 January), EU Commissioner Phil Hogan took a clear position in favour of labeling products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

The Irish politician said he would not allow any compromises with regard to consumer protection standards. Hogan, who took office as Agriculture Commissioner just a few months ago, spoke in an interview with the Süddeutsche newspaper.