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ECoB assesses GM cotton co-existence guidelines

The European Coexistence Bureau (ECoB) plans to produce a first draft of best practice guidelines for the co-existence of genetically modified cotton by the end of the year. Initial discussions indicate that the focus should be on adequate segregation of GM and conventional seed or crop products, with potential cross-pollination being less of an issue. Possible approaches were considered at the first meeting of the ECoB’s technical working group on GM cotton in late October. No GM cotton lines are currently approved for cultivation in Europe.



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