Latest transatlantic GM trade row recedes

The European Commission announced on Monday it has approved a method to detect illegal genetically modified maize variety BT10 in corn batches. Biotech manufacturer Syngenta announced the detection process after the EU earlier this month banned all imports of American corn gluten animal feed unless they could be certified free of BT10 (EED 15/04/05). A Commission spokesman said the method would be used by all US exporting authorities, and by EU member states concerned about US maize imported before the new requirements took effect. See detection method.

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