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EU Fails to Overturn Bans on Monsanto GM Corn

10:49 AM MST | February 23, 2009

The European Commission has failed in a bid to force France and Greece to allow the planting of Monsanto’s MON810 genetically modified (GM) corn. The European Union’s (EU) standing committee on food chain and animal health, meeting in Brussels on February 16, “failed to reach a qualified majority in favor or against” the stance of the French and Greek governments, the commission says. MON810 is the only GM crop approved for planting in the EU but Greece and France suspended cultivation in 2006 and 2008, respectively, invoking a safeguard...

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