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New EU Commissioner favours national views on GM crops

Calls for EU member states to be given the right to refuse to cultivate EU-approved genetically modified crops have been supported by the Commissioner-designate for health and consumer policy, John Dalli. During the hearings held at the European Parliament for all the nominated Commissioners, Mr Dalli said that he would “put into practice President [José Manuel Barroso] of the [European] Commission’s guidelines concerning cultivation”. Mr Barroso said last year that it should be possible to combine the EU GMO authorisation system with freedom for national decisions on cultivating GM crops ( Agrow No 583, p 9). Currently, countries may face legal action if they ban EU-approved crops.

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