EU Commission pushes ahead on GM despite widespread opposition
Public opposition to genetically modified food remains strong in the European Union, yet scientists and legislators are pushing ahead. The recent EU Commission approval given to Syngenta to sell Bt-11 GM sweet corn for human consumption, despite Council failing to approve it, was interpreted by many as a call to arms. Consumers, farmers, regional bodies and local politicians are responding by setting up GM-free zones, as Alan Osborn reports.
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