New GMO Corn Could Be Pushed on Europe Despite Widespread Political Opposition

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A majority of EU countries on Tuesday expressed opposition to the cultivation of a new genetically modified maize in Europe, yet the bloc’s executive body, the European Commission, could be set to green-light the crop anyway.


At the meeting in Brussels, 19 countries, including France, said they were against the approval of Pioneer’s GM maize known as 1507, and four countries abstained during the debate. The five who said they would vote in favor are Britain, Spain, Finland, Estonia and Sweden.

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