Most #EU nations seek to Ban #GM crops #GMO

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Nineteen of the 28 EU member states have applied to keep genetically modified crops out of all or part of their territory, the bloc’s executive arm said Sunday, the deadline for opting out of new European legislation on GM crops.

The EU nations had until October 3 to seek an opt-out which would give them the opportunity to ban GM crops already authorised as safe for cultivation, or under consideration, by the European Union. Denmark, Luxembourg, Malta and Slovenia made last-minute applications for such a ban, the EU Commission said.

They thus join Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Poland in seeking to keep the genetically modified crops out of their fields

Source: Flash – Most EU nations seek to bar GM crops – France 24

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