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EU Blocks Approval of GE Potato & Corn Crops by BASF & Monsanto

BRUSSELS: European Union governments blocked approval Wednesday of a genetically modified potato made by BASF and three corn varieties developed by Monsanto, hampering EU efforts to expand the market for bioengineered crops.

The opposition by health regulators from some countries prevents fast-track approval of the Amflora potato from BASF for animal feed and the Monsanto corn types for feed and food. The European Commission, the 27-nation EU's executive arm, must now ask government ministers to give their verdict in a step that will add months to a process that the United States says is too slow...

Full Story: http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/10/10/business/gmo.php

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