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Germany bans GM MON810 maize

Germany has banned the cultivation and sale of Monsanto's EU-approved genetically modified insect-resistant MON810 maize. It has invoked the "safeguard" clause under the EU GMO registration Directive (2001/18), which allows member states to ban EU-approved crops on health or environmental grounds, to suspend the approval for the maize line. The sale of seed of MON810 maize has been disallowed effective April 14th.



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