NEW ZEALAND: Latest GM contamination should not delay end of moratorium - PM
The discovery of genetically modified material in corn grown near Gisborne, New Zealand should not provide an argument for extending the moratorium on commercial planting of GM crops, Prime Minister Helen Clark has said. The moratorium is due to be lifted in October but tensions between the government and the Green Party have been heightened over the issue and news of the contamination only added to Green Party concerns, reported the New Zealand Press Association.
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