In blow to Commission, almost half of EU’s countries move towards banning GMOs

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Activists protest against the US chemical corporation Monsanto and their role in making Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Brussels, Belgium, 12 October 2013. Belgian anti-GMO activists joined a global protest against Monsanto who make GMOs as well as many toxic chemicals including pesticides, plastics and artificial food additives.

In blow to Commission, almost half of EU’s countries move towards banning GMOs


In the latest blow to the European Commission’s laissez-faire approach to GM crops, almost half of the EU’s countries and several regions are in the process of banning the cultivation of GM crops on their territories, with more expected to follow by a 3 October deadline for notifications to the EU, says Greenpeace in an analysis published on Thursday 1 October..

On 1 October, nine EU countries (Austria, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, and Poland) and one ...


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