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EU Blocks France Ban Of Monsanto's Maize

redletterdave (2493036) writes | about 2 years ago

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redletterdave writes "Days after France attempted to ban a genetically-modified strain of maize created by the controversial agricultural company Monsanto, based in St. Louis, Mo., the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rejected France's grounds on Monday for banning the maize, even though France believes the corn is harmful to the environment. Monsanto's maize, known as MON 810 or its trade name "YieldGuard," was introduced in 1997 as corn with naturally-occurring soil bacteria inserted into its DNA structure that could better resist insects, as the pests simply can't digest the protein produced by the bacterium. But while the GM maize can keep stalk borers away, some experts believe the crop can be harmful to plants and other animals. The EFSA, however, rejected France's ban on the crop, citing a lack of evidence. France has fought this battle before: The country banned Monsanto's maize in 2008, but after a court overturned the ban in November, the French government reinstated the ban again in March after protesters organized across the globe and spoke out against Monsanto's unnatural crops."
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