The European Commission is preparing to propose changes to the EU's main legal text on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in order to permit the accidental presence of unauthorised strains onto the EU market.
In a move certain to incense anti-biotechnology campaigners, the Commission will suggest that the EU "deliberate release" directive should be amended so that "adventitious" contamination of GM products with GMOs which have been authorised for use in markets other than the EU but have not passed the EU's approvals system be tolerated below a certain threshold.
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