posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 05:44 PM
Germany Bans Cultivation of GM Corn
Germany has banned the cultivation of GM corn, claiming that MON 810 is dangerous for the environment. But that argument might not stand up in
court and Berlin could face fines totalling millions of euros if American multinational Monsanto decides to challenge the prohibition on its seed.
Experts in Aigner's ministry recently told SPIEGEL that it will be hard to prove conclusively that MON 810 damages the environment
could enable Monsanto to win a court case opposing the ban and potentially expose the government to €6-7 million ($7.9-9.2 million) in damages.
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......But, Monsanto can't prove conclusively that it's products don't
damage the envirenment and although the burden of proof rests on the
shoulders of Aigner, not Monsanto, long term studies have yet to be carried out which back up what Monsanto is saying.
The loop hole is this: Instead of trying to prove MON 810's damaging effects, simply state that extensive research on the product has not been
conducted to ensure that it indeed does not damage the envirenment. After all, any company is resposible for making sure it's products are safe for
commercial and industrial use.