March 29, 2017

EU nations vote against GM crops, but not enough to block them

A majority of EU countries voted on Monday against allowing two new genetically modified crops to be grown in Europe, batting the contentious decision on GM cultivation in Europe back to the EU executive, according to two sources.

EU governments were asked to vote on the future of two grades of GM maize, Pioneer's 1507 and Syngenta's Bt11, which kill insects by producing their own pesticide and are also resistant to a particular herbicide. Read more.

Reuters

Related,
EU nations vote against GM crops - DW
Italy will vote against the introduction of new GMOs in Europe - SlowFood

EU-lidstaten zeggen in meerderheid ‘nee’ tegen genetisch gemodificeerde gewassen - NineForNews

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