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French food safety agency clears MON810

In a development that could pose difficulties for the French government in its insistence on banning Monsanto’s genetically modified insect-resistant MON810 maize, the French food safety agency, the AFSSA, has absolved the product of any accusations of being detrimental to human health. The AFSSA has issued a report saying that maize containing the MON810 event has the same level of safety as conventional maize varieties and their derivatives.



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