European regions sign GMO-free charter
Nineteen EU regions have signed an agreement supporting the promotion of GMO-free regions. The 'Florence charter', signed by members of the newly created European GMO-free regional network, brings together regional authorities opposed to biotech crops "to speak with one voice". In 2003 the European Commission ruled that an Austrian GMO-free region had been declared in breach of EU law. The charter also includes a call for the Commission to propose specific liability rules for GM crop growers, something it may already be considering (EED 03/02/05). See press release.
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