EU Commission supports latest GMO amendments
The European Commission says that it can accept the latest version of proposals to give EU member states the right to ban the cultivation of EU-approved genetically modified crops. In a paper prepared for the European Parliament, the Commission outlines its views on the amendments put forward by EU Ministers in July and on changes proposed by the European Parliament in 2011. The proposals will enter the second reading process this autumn. In contrast to the Commission’s position, environmental MEPs have been more critical of the Ministers’ text and the proposals look set for a bumpy ride (Agrow No 696, p 7).