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French Growers, Seed Firms Appeal Ban on GM Corn

1:16 PM MDT | April 9, 2012 |

Rebecca Coons

A group of French farmers and seed firms are appealing a recent decision by the French government to ban Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) corn, MON810. Plaintiffs include the General Association of Maize Growers (AGPM), the French Union of Seed (UFS), and the Federation of Inter-Producing Maize and Sorghum (FNPSMS). The ban is not based on any scientific evidence, and corn growers affected by corn borer pests suffer economically, according to a group statement. The Conseil d’Etat, France’s highest court, overturned a 2008 ban on GM corn...

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