BASF to resume GM crop trials in EU
BASF Plant Science is to resume field trials on genetically modified potatoes undergoing the approval process in the EU. The company will conduct trials in Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands on its GM amylopectin potato variety, Modena, and its late blight ( Phytophthora infestans)-resistant potato variety, Fortuna. The trials will be conducted in the state of Sachsen-Anhalt in Germany, the provinces of Skåne and Halland in Sweden, and the provinces of Gelderland, Drenthe and Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands. The potato varieties will be planted on less than one hectare overall.