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France Bans Monsanto GMO Corn (MON 810) Ahead of Planting Season

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on March 15, 2014 - 4:56am

(Reuters) - France's agriculture ministry on Saturday banned the sale, use and cultivation of Monsanto's MON 810 genetically modified maize, the only variety currently authorised in the European Union.

The French government, which maintains that GM crops present environmental risks, has been trying to institute a new ban on GM maize (corn) after its highest court has twice previously struck down similar measures.

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