Posted by: ceara08 | April 15, 2009

Germany bans Monsanto’s GM maize

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7998181.stm

Germany is to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) maize – the only GM crop widely grown in Europe.

The decision, announced on Tuesday by German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner, is a blow to the US biotech firm Monsanto, which markets the maize.

Monsanto’s variety, called MON 810, is resistant to the corn borer, a moth larva which eats the stem.

MON 810 is controversial in the EU. Several countries have banned it, defying the European Commission.

Full article available at the link above.

Go Germany, Go! Great job!

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