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EU approves import of three GM crops

The European Commission has issued formal approvals for the import of three genetically modified crops. The decisions cover: new approvals for food, feed and other uses (except cultivation) of 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 use in feed of DuPont/Dow AgroSciences’ insect-resistant and glufosinate-tolerant 1507 (Herculex I) maize. The Commission went ahead with its proposed approvals after EU member state representatives failed to reach a qualified majority either for or against the crops ( Agrow No 613, p 12).

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