Agrow is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

French court sentences GM grapevine vandals

The French Criminal Court at Colmar in the Alsace region has sentenced 60 people responsible for the destruction of field trials of genetically modified fanleaf virus-resistant grapevine rootstock to a two-month suspended sentence and a total fine of €57,000 ($78,411), reports French newswire Agrisalon.com. The trials were being conducted at Colmar by the French national institute for agricultural research, the INRA, and were destroyed last year ( Agrow No 598, p 17). Six of the vandals, who were already subject to a suspended sentence for similar actions, were fined €1,200 ($1,651) each. The INRA had sought damages of €500,000 ($687,815). In January, a French court sentenced the person responsible for the destruction of INRA’s trials of GM grapevine rootstock in 2009 to a one-month suspended sentence and a fine of €50,000 ($68,782 at the current rate – Agrow No 608, p 10).

Topics

What to read next

UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

AG005379

Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel