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Chemical Week Magazine :: Regulatory
Bayer Canola Hits EU Stalemate
2:24 AM MST | January 26, 2009
The European Union (EU) has failed to reach an agreement on Bayer CropScience’s request for approval of its T25 genetically modified (GM) canola seeds, which is altered to resist glufosinate-ammonium herbicides. The impasse opens the possibility of Bayer receiving a “default” approval from the European Commission. Bayer’s application is for permission to use the GM canola in food and feed, but it does not seek approval for cultivation. EU law allows companies to seek default approvals from the European Commission if member countries are at...
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