A leading Italian environmentalist group has urged the European Union to ban Monsanto' s genetically engineered Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans after new information about their DNA. Green Environment and Society (VAS) claim that a new study by Monsanto into RR has revealed two new genetic sequences in the varieties of the product. Quoting from a Monsanto document report submitted to Britain's Advisory Committee on Novel Food and Processes (ACNFP), Ivan Verga, vice-president of VAS said: "Recently, additional characterisation experiments have been completed using more sensitive and precise methods."