EU Unveils Deal to Let Member States Ban GMO Crops

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, December 5

EU Unveils Deal to Let Member States Ban GMO Crops

The European Union has announced an agreement that would allow member states to ban cultivation of genetically modified crops. The legislation would let the 28 EU countries ban the crops even if EU regulators approve them. Environmentalists who are seeking to curb GMOs over potential health and ecological harms have voiced concern the measure could leave countries that ban GMOs vulnerable to legal retaliation from multinationals like Monsanto.

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