Court censures Brussels over GM licence delay

30.09.2013

ENDS Europe

Published 30 September 2013

The Court of Justice of the EU has ruled against the European Commission in a case that could pave the way for the licensing of a new GM maize variety.

The commission failed in its duties by not submitting to member states a proposal to authorise DuPont Pioneer’s insect-resistant maize 1507, the court has said.

Lawyers are examining Thursday's court judgment to decide what the commission should do next, a spokesman for the health department commented.

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