Farmers ‘left behind’ by EU’s block on GM crops

16.09.2013

The Times

Published 16 September 2013

The EU has put politics above science by refusing to open the door to genetically modified crops, leaving European farmers more than ten years behind their competitors, the biotechnology company Monsanto has said.

Executives at the company said that EU rules had made it impossible to pursue plans to launch GM products in the bloc, where most crops are grown using conventional means.

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