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DIB: German government policy on biotech is contradictory

7:35 AM MDT | May 21, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The German association of biotechnology industries (DIB; Frankfurt), at its annual press conference at Frankfurt today, criticize the contradictory character of the federal government’s current biotechnology policy. Discussions currently underway within the European Commission would enable European member states to justify bans on the cultivation of, for example, genetically modified (GM) crops, using various socioeconomic criteria—and part of the German government supports this perspective, according to DIB. The use of socioeconomic criteria to ban...

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