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Germany begins move to ban GM crops

Germany has initiated a move to ban the cultivation of GM crops using an opt-out contained in a new EU Directive. Under new rules on GM, individual states can unilaterally ban GM crops even in the case of those officially approved by the EU. In a statement, the German agriculture minister, Christian Schmidt, stressed that Germany […]

August 27, 2015 Continue Reading
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Europe’s agriculture ministers back organic expansion

Senior political figures from across Europe gave their unequivocal support for the organic food and farming sector at a major conference in Germany last week. Speaking during the opening debate of the Biofach Congress in Nuremberg, Sharon Dijksma, the Dutch agriculture minister, said: “We should be very proud of our organic farmers. Organic is one […]

February 17, 2015 Continue Reading
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