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Spanish Agriculture Minister's GMO (genetically modified organism) warning

The Spanish government is unwilling to approve the cultivation of any new genetically modified crops, the country's Agriculture Minister, Elena Espinosa, has indicated. The previous government of the conservative People's Party authorised GM crop farming, but "we [the present government] have not approved any GM crop for planting nor for sale", she told an interviewer from Spain's national newspaper, 20 Minutos. The Minister added that neither environmental impact studies nor guarantees on consumer safety had been made. Ms Espinosa was responding to a question on why Spain had supported Austria on its ban of two GM maize lines, one of which is planted in Spain. EU Environment Ministers upheld the ban last year (Agrow No 511, p 6).


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