Luxembourg says no to genetically modified rice
April 16, 2009
In a statement prior to next week’s European Council meeting, Luxembourg’s Minister for Health, Mars di Bartolomeo, has said that Luxembourg will vote against the proposal to allow genetically modified rice to be made available for sale in the EU.
The proposal concerns specifically Bayer’s LL62 genetically-modified (GM) product. Luxembourg’s stance is in the same vein as when it opposed the introduction of a GM sweetcorn from Monsanto.
According to local opinion polls, around 75% of Luxembourg’s residents oppose growing or selling genetically modified food.