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EU to approve DuPont GM corn

11:23 AM MST | February 12, 2014

The European Commission is set to approve cultivation of DuPont's 1507, a genetically modified (GM) maize, in the European Union, after 28 EU member state representatives were unable to reach a qualified majority to ban the seed by a court-mandated deadline. The commission is now required to approve the seed, although the timetable is unclear. 1507 would be one of just two genetically modified organisms (GMO) that European farmers are allowed to cultivate. The other, Monsanto’s MON810 seed, was approved in 1998 but has been subject to state-level regulatory...

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