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EU lukewarm on using GMOs to reduce food prices

The European Commission has given a guarded response to suggestions that genetically modified crops could be used to increase food supplies and reduce prices. At the summit of EU member state leaders in June, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown proposed that EU actions to drive down prices should include "improving the regulatory regime for GMOs". The Commission acknowledges that the use of GM crops can increase productivity. "However, the potential benefits of GMOs in this respect [of the current food crisis] do not lessen the need to apply strict scientific scrutiny to the use of GMO technology," it says. The EU feed industry claims that prolonged delays in approving GM crops are interrupting imports of soybeans and maize from the Americas (Agrow passim).


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