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Bush administration furious over European GMO labeling rules

(Aug 15, 2001 -- CropChoice news) -- The United States might challenge European Union legislation mandating labels on food containing more than 1 percent transgenic ingredients, according to a leaked memo picked up by The Independent.

U.S. biotechnology interests are putting heavy pressure on the Bush admininstration to challenge the EU rules at the World Trade Organization.

Washington likely would want Britain to press the issue within the EU.