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EU genetically modified maize block causes upset

Concerns have been raised by reports that EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas is planning to block the registration of two genetically modified maize lines that have been cleared as safe by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The Commissioner is drawing up proposed decisions that applications for cultivation of Dow AgroSciences/DuPont's insect-resistant 1507 maize and Syngenta's insect-resistant Bt11 maize should not be approved. He cites uncertainties over environmental impacts, reports Brussels news agency AgraFacts.



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