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EU allows cultivation of new US genetically modified corn

EU ministers allowed the controversial cultivation of a new genetically modified crop, US firm Pioneers TC1507 corn, after opponents failed Tuesday to muster enough votes against the move.

A meeting of European Affairs ministers could not establish a majority either way, Greek chairman Evangelos Venizelos said, and so under complex EU voting rules, TC1507 was allowed through. [AFP]

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday February 11, 2014 (17:40)  
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