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European Parliament committee opposes national ban on imports of GM feed and -food

9:51 AM MDT | September 3, 2015 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Parliament’s agriculture committee has rejected a draft law from the European Commission on genetically-modified (GM) food or feed. The draft law was to would give European Union member states the power of prohibiting the use of such GM food or feed that had been approved at EU level. The committee voted against the draft by 28 votes to six, with six abstentions, expressing concern that “arbitrary national bans could distort the EU’s single market,” the parliament says. "Today's vote in the agriculture committee sends a...

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