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DIB criticizes national ban on cultivation of genetically modified plants

5:32 AM MDT | June 13, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

Germany’s association of biotechnology industries (DIB; Frankfurt) has criticized the council of EU environment ministers' majority decision to extend the approval process for genetically modified plants. Approval for the cultivation of genetically modified plants should continue to be valid across the European Union and should be no cause of concern for people, animals, or the environment, says Ricardo Gent, managing director DIB. The socioeconomic criteria provide EU member states with the opportunity to autonomously ban the...

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