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EU to sign off on three GM crop approvals

The European Commission is free to go ahead with approving three genetically modified crops after EU member states once again failed to reach a qualified majority either for or against the crops. EU Agriculture Ministers returned a “no opinion” vote in March on the Commission’s proposals for: new approvals for Monsanto’s insect-resistant and glyphosate-tolerant MON89034xMON88017 (YieldGard VT Triple Pro) maize and Bayer CropScience’s glyphosate-tolerant GHB614 (GlyTol) cotton; and the renewal of the approval for DuPont/Dow AgroSciences’ insect-resistant and glufosinate-tolerant 1507 (Herculex 1) maize. All three approvals cover import and use in food and feed. The Ministers had been asked for an opinion after the EU Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health failed to reach a consensus on the crops in 2010 ( Agrow No 610, p 9).

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