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Germany has decided to ban genetically modified corn, Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner announced Tuesday, amid concerns over its environmental and economical impact.
Aigner announced a ban on the cultivation of US biotech giant Monsanto's genetically modified corn strain MON 810 after considering a number of studies.
The MON 810 strain is the only genetically modified (GM) crop approved in the European Union and was approved for commercial use in the EU in 1998. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said the strain of corn was safe despite widespread doubts.
MON 810 seeds are the only genetically modified seed currently allowed on German soil.
Monsanto's seed was due to be planted on 3,600 hectares (9,000 acres) of German farm land this year, predominantly in the east of the country.
Originally posted by alienesque
in europe individual countries cannot decide on these things...it goes to the european courts for them to decide..
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Germany plans to ban the use and sale of genetically modified corn from Monsanto Co., alleging it is harmful to wildlife. France, Austria, Hungary, Greece and Luxembourg have already banned Monsanto’s MON 810 corn despite its approval by the European Union. The corn is resistant to the corn borer, which damages crops...
Originally posted by andy1033
The problem is they have so many tricks up there sleeves, to get there stuff in.
Amazing how anyone even thought this stuff was a good idea, but they see us as useless eaters anyway.
Originally posted by gYvMessanger
Good and quite frankly the united states of America should consider banning US genetically modified crops as well.