EU says more research needed before approving GM crops

May 8, 2008

The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, has delayed a decision on whether farmers may grow more genetically modified crops on the grounds more scientific analysis was needed, green groups said on Wednesday.

The European Food Safety Authority will be asked for further assessment of the risk of growing two GM maize crops, and also a potato modified to produce extra starch, they said.

That move is likely to put off any EU approval of the three biotech crops for several more months.

http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSBRU00649420080507

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