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French vote in April to ban GM maize

The French Parliament is to vote in April on a bill proposing to ban the cultivation of genetically modified maize, reports French newswire Agrisalon. The move follows the imminent EU approval for commercial cultivation of DuPont/Dow AgroSciences' GM insect-resistant Herculex I (1507) maize after the failure of EU Ministers to reach a qualified majority agreement either for or against the proposed approval this month (see this issue). France was among the 19 countries that voted against the proposal.

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