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Germany urges new EU GMO system

The German Minister for Agriculture, Horst Seehofer, has suggested changes to the EU authorisation procedure for genetically modified plants. Mr Seehofer claims that the current process is questionable as it does not take public reservations on GM crops into account, the AFP news agency reports. To replace the present procedure, Mr Seehofer proposes a purely scientific process that approves or rejects GM plants, and he suggests that no new authorisations should be granted until a new procedure is in place.

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