EU fight looms over move to ease modified crop curbs

Author (Person)
Series Title
Series Details 25.6.08
Publication Date 25/06/2008
Content Type

Article reports that the European Union is poised June 2008 for a fresh battle over genetically modified crops as the European Commission moves to relax a zero tolerance policy on unauthorised GM imports. Androulla Vassiliou, the Health Commissioner, is set to recommend lifting the threshold for GM 'contamination' in response to pressure from farmers and the food industry, which claim they are spending millions of pounds finding alternatives.

Related Link(s)
Friends of the Earth: Briefing: Genetically modified animal feed, May 2006 http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/briefings/gm_animal_feeds.pdf
The Independent, 20.6.08: Brown pushes EU to allow more modified animal feeds http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/brown-pushes-eu-to-allow-more-modified-animal-feeds-851020.html

Subject Categories
Countries / Regions