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Court Rejects Austria Biotech Ban

10:18 AM MDT | October 2, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

The European Court of Justice has ruled that an Austrian ban on genetically modified (GM) crops in certain regions is illegal. Biotechnology industry association EuropaBio (Brussels) welcomed the ruling, describing it as “great news for farmers, for the scientific-based risk assessment of the European Food Safety Authority (Parma, Italy), and for the European Union biotech regulatory framework.” The court ruled that the threat of GM crops to organic and small-scale farming cannot be used as an argument to ban their...

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