The European Commission has authorised Denmark to run a scheme under which growers of genetically modified (GM) crops will compensate conventional and organic farmers whose crops are found to contain more than 0.9% genetically modified (GM) material. Above this level, EU rules require that products would have to carry a "contains GM" label. Denmark is the first country to win such authorisation under EU state aid rules. Under its five-year scheme, GM crop growers will pay a tax of €13.40 per hectare. See press release.
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