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New law widens opportunity for cultivation of GM crops in Europe

10:12 AM MST | January 14, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

The European Union will devolve to its 28 individual member states the power to authorize the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops, allowing national governments to either approve new GM crops or ban them on nonscientific grounds. The move is likely to lead to the approval of GM crops in countries such as the United Kingdom and Sweden, which have called for existing rules to be relaxed, while allowing the bans in major agricultural countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Hungary to continue. The European Union’s moratorium on...

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