08 Jul '11, 1pm

EU Lawmakers to Allow National GMO Crop Bans via @planetgreen

EU Lawmakers to Allow National GMO Crop Bans via @planetgreen

EU Lawmakers voted last week that European nations would be allowed to vote on GMO crop bans for environmental reasons. This strengthens the ability of individual nations to ban GMOs . Specific environmental concerns amongst European nations include protection of biodiversity and the spread of pesticide resistant super weeds . According to Reuters : Critics of GM crops say herbicides used in conjunction with the plants -- such as Monsanto Co's Roundup Ready -- promote widespread resistance among weeds, or super weeds . This is a marked change from the initial proposals which said that the "governments should not use environmental or health grounds as a justification for bans, as these are already taken into account during the EU safety approval process." This allows bans to survive legal challenges from the World Trade Organization (WTO) , according to Reuters . "This is a...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/eu-lawmakers...

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