Commission overturns Greek GMO ban

10 January 2006

Comments from Friends of the Earth Europe

The European Commission has today overturned Greek's ban on Monsanto's genetically modified seed (called MON810).

Adrian Bebb, GM campaigner for Friends of the Earth said:

"The European Commission cannot continue to ignore the number of countries and regions that want to ban genetically modified foods and crops. It is time the European Commission supported these bans instead of supporting the biotech industry. After 30 years of research and public money these biotech companies have failed to deliver any consumer or environmental benefits, and have had no impact on reducing poverty or hunger."

Friends of the Earth has today published a report that looks at the first 10 years of GM foods. The press release and link to the report can be found at:

http://www.foeeurope.org/press/2006/AB_10_Jan_Monsanto.htm

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