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MEPs raise GMO concerns in EU/Canada trade deal

The European Parliament is concerned that a proposed EU/Canada free-trade agreement could lead to “possibly substantial concessions” by the EU in its regulation of genetically modified products. The view comes in a resolution adopted by the Parliament in June concerning ongoing negotiations on a comprehensive economic and trade agreement (CETA). It highlights the different approach to GMOs adopted by the EU and Canada. The Parliament warns the European Commission that the EU’s stricter regulations could be challenged by private companies under the proposed CETA dispute-settlement mechanism.

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