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France will appeal EU opt-out scheme to ban cultivation of GM crops

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015 - 11:09 UTC
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France is to use a new European opt-out scheme to ensure a ban on the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the country remains in place. The European Union's largest grain grower and exporter has asked the European Commission for France to be excluded from some GM maize crop cultivation under the new scheme, the farm and environment ministries said in a joint statement. Read full article


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  • Voice

    Trailing behind Scotland...I see....

    Sep 23rd, 2015 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mick23

    A good move no matter if they are late, French, or not... ! Ban Monsanto!

    Sep 23rd, 2015 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    France will appeal EU opt-out scheme
    different issue, different article, different argument,

    but France still condemns others from using this EU opt-out scheme
    when it suits them,

    the refugees as one item..

    Sep 23rd, 2015 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    The French are ugly enough - we don't need to see them with two heads and covered in hives.

    Sep 23rd, 2015 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @3. The truth is that France ignores everything it wants to. Prevalence of EU legislation or not. France has ignored, wriggled out of and stuck its finger up at innumerable EU legislation. I wonder Britain doesn't follow its example and tell the EU to get stuffed.
    @4. But wouldn't that be a good reason to shoot them?

    Sep 23rd, 2015 - 08:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Very true.

    Sep 24th, 2015 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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