With the introduction of the Lisbon Treaty EU citizens' empowerment increased due the setting up of the European Citizens' Initiatives. One such initiative has been registered this month - "Eat ORIGINal! Unmask your food". The goal thereof is to ensure that all food products have a mandatory declaration of origin. This could not only better inform consumers on their food products' choices but also aims to protect their health and prevent fraud. The registration of this Initiative is to take place on October 2nd. This will be followed by collection of signatures in support of this project - 1 million is necessary within a year, from at least seven different Member States. If this threshold is achieved then the Commission will need to react to the Initiative.
More information on this initiative will be available as of Ocobter 2nd! (through these links)