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France, Germany, Poland ... ten European nations to go GMO-free

France, Germany, Poland ... ten European nations to go GMO-free

It is hard to see how the inevitable tensions will be resolved. All the more so as the law surrounding the member opt-outs is highly complex, technical, framed within the wider context of EU law, and has yet to be tested in the courts. Poland has just registered with the European Commission as an official GM-free zone. This makes it the tenth EU member state to opt out of cultivating genetically modified (GM) crops. It joins France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Greece, Slovenia, Lithuania and Latvia in either filing the necessary papers with the Commission, or announcing their intention to do so. Within the UK Scotland , Northern Ireland and Wales have also decided to prohibit the cultivation of GM crops - leaving England as the odd man out'. Belgium has also restricted the use of GM crops to particular territories. "We have already dealt with applications issued by G...

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