Poland to seek EU GM maize rules opt-out

Poland's environment and agriculture ministries are to push for continued national restrictions on cultivation of genetically modified (GM) maize MON 810 despite the European Commission's decision in September to clear 17 MON 810 varieties for cultivation anywhere in the EU (EED 08/09/04). In a joint statement issued on Monday the two ministries complained that the Commission had taken its decision too quickly and without consulting any of the EU's ten new member states. Poland is currently working on a national law on production of GMOs. See press release.

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