Uncertain future for eight proposed GM imports

Licensing of new genetically modified crops for import to the EU looks set to be delayed because of political changes in the European Commission

Licensing of eight new genetically modified crops for import to the EU looks set to be delayed because of political changes in the European Commission.

A final vote by the 28 commissioners is needed to approve the crops – two types of maize, four types of soybean, and rapeseed and cotton varieties. But no vote has yet been scheduled. The crops have already been approved by regulatory committees.

A number of commissioners “have some issue” with licensing the crops, a Commission source told ENDS on Monday.

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