Austria is allowed to ban two genetically modified corn varieties. At a meeting held today in Luxemburg, the proposition from the European Commission to stop the Austrian exceptional position was not backed enough by other EU ministers.
The EC therefore tried to push Austria to
start using GM corn.
Although Austria is happy with the
outcome, this move will trigger a conflict
at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Argentina, the US and Canada already
complained about the stand points from Austria. They say that Austria is
violating the international trade rules.