EU: no decision reached on GM soya
On Wednesday, the EU's Farm Council failed to reach a decision on the
marketing of products containing a type of genetically modified (GM)
The GM soya variety MON-89788-1, also known as 'Roundup Ready 2 Yield' has
already been approved in nine countries including China and the US. However,
Agriculture Ministers from the EU's 27 member states meeting in Brussels sent
back the dossier for authorisation for import of the bean.
is manufactured by US biotech giant Monsanto, who claim the bean gives increased
yields which would help farmers keep up with global demand.
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