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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