UK supermarkets split over segregation of modified soya

The first shipments of genetically modified soya may already be arriving in Europe - but UK supermarkets have still to adopt a common response to claims by Monsanto, the developer of the soya, that segregating the modified crop is too difficult and expensive. Under pressure from consumer groups, Agriculture Minister Douglas Hogg has agreed to "invite" the Food Advisory Committee to review its opinion that labelling of modified foods is unnecessary.

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