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EU: No Plans to Push GMO Approvals
Tue Jan 22, 2013 02:40 PM CST

BRUSSELS (Dow Jones) -- The European Union's executive body isn't planning to proceed with the approval of new genetically modified crops in the immediate future, as it seeks to strike a deal with the bloc's member countries on rules to smooth the process, a spokesman said Tuesday.

"The priority now is to push for agreement on the directive," the spokesman for health issues at the European Commission said.

EU governments are deadlocked over a proposal that would give national governments the power to restrict or ban cultivation of genetically modified crops. The proposal, drafted by the Commission, would give member ...

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