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Spanish Catalonia rejects GMO-free proposal

The Spanish region of Catalonia has snubbed a proposal to become a region free of genetically modified crops, the Spanish biotechnology association, the Antama, reports. The Catalonian Parliament voted to reject the proposal from the parliamentary group, the ILP, which had gained over 100,000 signatures in support. The three major parties in the Parliament voted together to defeat the motion by 95 votes to 35. The ILP compares the positions of Germany and France, which have banned the planting of GM crops, with Catalonia, calling it “the largest GM crop grower in Europe”. Spain has been the largest GM maize adopter in the EU, planting over 79,000 ha last year ( Agrow No 552, p 13), and Catalonia is its second-largest GM crop-growing region.



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