Four GM corn types allowed in Germany
Germany's Ministry for Consumer Protection said that Monsanto is allowed to
plant the four types of corn in fields up to 5,000 square meters in pre-approved
locations in the states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania,
Saxony Anhalt, Saxony, Hesse and Bavaria.
The crops have been altered to be resistant to certain
worms. The ministry ordered a 200-meter border of fallow land surrounding each
field, in an effort to prevent cross-pollination with other, nearby crops. Tests
had shown the crops pose no danger to humans or livestock, according to the
German government.Sensitive issue
The issue of
genetically modified foods is a sensitive one on both sides of the Atlantic.
European governments such as Germany and France, as well as a number of
environmental groups, contend that many such crops are unsafe for humans and the
Ministry of Consumer Protection Monsanto
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