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Poland to ban Monsanto’s genetically modified maize
WARSAW — Poland will impose a complete ban on growing the MON810 genetically modified strain of maize made by US company Monsanto on its territory, Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki said Wednesday.
“The decree is in the works. It introduces a complete ban on the MON810 strain of maize in Poland,” Sawicki told reporters, adding that pollen of this strain could have a harmful effect on bees.
On March 9, seven European countries — Belgium, Britain, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Ireland and Slovakia — blocked a proposal by the Danish EU presidency to allow the cultivation of genetically-modified plants on the continent.
Seven days after that, France imposed a temporary ban on the MON810 strain.
Talks on allowing the growing of genetically-modified plants on EU soil are now deadlocked as no majority has emerged among the 27 member states.
Originally posted by TortoiseKweek
reply to post by TedHodgson
Based off the lack of interest and replies on this thread, I have to think that:
A) People don't care, or
B) People here don't realise or understand that maize is corn.
Maybe you should have clarified that maize is corn?
Anyway, hopefully the EU stinks & keep the big finger to Monsato!
Originally posted by TedHodgson
reply to post by SilentThundersGF
You couldn't be more correct however it would seem on a scale of 1-10 this thread has scored a 2 in the how much anyone on ATS actually gives a damn, They would rather discuss more important things like the "Look at what my wife posted on another mans Facebook page." thread rather than getting involved in such an important topic, However I'm glad you see the need for the awareness of what Monsanto is attemptingedit on 6/4/12 by TedHodgson because: (no reason given)