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EU Set to Approve GM Potato

11:09 AM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Kara Sissell

The European Union (EU) has cleared the way for one of the region’s first approvals of a genetically modified (GM) food since 1998. BASF’s application for EU cultivation of a GM potato, called Amflora, is expected to be approved for use in industrial processes, such as paper production, BASF says. EU member states have not been able to reach a consensus on the application for approval, however, and the decision now rests with the EU commission, which says it plans to approve the application. Germany, Sweden, and the U.K. supported the GM potato, and...

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