Green light for ban on American GM maize

The EU has voted to ban imports of corn gluten animal feed from the US unless they are certified free of the illegal biotech maize variety Bt10. The emergency measure was adopted on Friday after it emerged that approved GM imports had become accidentally contaminated with Bt10. The US mission to the EU immediately branded the move an "over-reaction". All corn gluten feed imported from the US is genetically modified, though not all of it is Bt11 as we wrongly reported earlier this week (EED 13/04/05). See Commission press release and decision, plus reactions from US mission and Greenpeace.

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