EU Advances Biotech Opt-Out
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Apr 22, 2015 05:19 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- U.S. officials expressed dismay on Wednesday after learning the European Commission was moving ahead with a plan that would allow each of the 28 EU member countries to make their own policies for the import and use of biotech commodities.

As DTN reported last week, the policy would allow countries to ban the import and use of biotech grain and oilseeds even though the EU determines the grains and oilseeds pass EU safety standards.

The European Commission officially rolled out the policy Wednesday in Brussels, calling the proposal, "a more flexible approach towards the use of GMOs." ...

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