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Commission tries to revive GMO opt-out proposal

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on December 9, 2016 - 12:57pm

The European Commission has made one more attempt to convince member states that they should accept its proposal to give national governments the power to ban the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food.

But according to an EU source close to the Slovak presidency of the Council, where national governments meet, the file will not be discussed before the end of the year.

Europe Halts New GMO Crop Approvals Until 2014

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on January 22, 2013 - 1:03pm

The European Commission has decided to freeze the approval process for genetically modified food crops through the end of its mandate next year while it works towards an agreement with EU member states.

"The Commission, if it wants, could launch a procedure to authorise the farming of one GM soya and six corn strains... but it won't do so," said Frederic Vincent, a spokesman for Health Commissioner Tonio Borg.

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