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Poland Is Latest Nation To Ban Monsanto's GMO Maize | Care2 Causes

Poland Is Latest Nation To Ban Monsanto's GMO Maize | Care2 Causes

Yet another nation has taken a stand against Monsanto’s genetically modified crops. Poland recently decreed that it will move to ban a strain of GMO maize known as MON810. Poland’s announcement comes less than a month after seven countries blocked a proposal by the Danish EU presidency to allow the cultivation of genetically-modified plants in Europe. Just days after Belgium, Britain, Bulgaria , France, Germany, Ireland and Slovakia blocked the measure, the country of France took it a step further by imposing a temporary, “precautionary” ban on MON810. Also known by its trade name, “YieldGuard,” MON810 maize has been genetically modified to include a bacteria into its DNA structure. Monsanto claims that the bacteria makes YieldGuard resistant to insect pests that damage harvests. However, according to some experts, it can be dangerous for plants and animals. In addition to...

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