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EU rules out rapid action on 1507 maize

The European Commission has dismissed media reports that it will issue, in early November, a proposal to approve the cultivation of DuPont/Dow AgroSciences’ genetically modified insect-resistant Herculex 1 (1507) maize. The reports followed a September ruling by the European Court of Justice that the Commission had failed to fulfil its obligations to move the application on to the final stages in the EU registration procedure (Agrow No 674, p 8). The maize line is among several GM crop applications that have been stalled in the EU system for many years.


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