NORWAY: Norway says no to GM food
Norway has refused to approve three genetically modified products, which have been approved by the EU, writes Danish daily Aktuelt. The products concerned are two types of rapeseed oil and a test material to find out if milk contains antibiotics. Although Norway is not an EU member, the country usually uses EU rules as a guideline, so as not to hamper trade within the Scandinavian free trade area. The Norwegian Minister for the Environment, Siri Bjerke, bases the ban on the fact that GMO products can make people and animals resistant to antibiotics.
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