After failing to meet Friday’s deadline, the European Commission has been given more time to bring EU countries on the same track regarding the cultivation and use of GM crops.
Member states ban GM
Austria enforced a ban on the import
and processing of Monsanto’s MON810 and Bayer’s T25 maize in June 1999. Last
week, France complicated the matter
when it chose to extend its temporary
ban on the cultivation of MON810, applying the same EU measure by arguing the
costs to health posed by GM crops.
The Commission biotech steering group
will now meet on 24 January to further discuss the issues.
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