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EU to Allow More Freedom to Legislate Against GMOs

11:25 AM MDT | July 20, 2010 | Ian Young

The European Commission has announced proposals to give European Union (EU) member states the power to restrict or ban cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops. The commission aims to accelerate the approval process for GM crops in those EU countries that want to cultivate them, and resolve a long-standing dispute with EU states that want to ban them. “Member states need more flexibility to organize the co-existence of GM and other types of crop,” says European health and consumer policy commissioner John Dalli. EU countries would be able to restrict or...

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