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Environment Minister: GM corn may be banned in Romania

de Radu Rizea     HotNews.ro
Joi, 27 martie 2008, 20:53 English | Top News

Romania raised for the first time the problem of banning the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). On Thursday afternoon, Environment Minister Attila Korodi announced that he will demand the Biological Security Commission to verify the impact the cultivation of MON 810 corn may have on the populace health level and the environment. According to the results of the investigation, the Minister intends to support a Governmental Order banning the GMOs.

A worldwide flaming controversy is taking place lately on the subject. In Romania, the more relaxed legislation allowed the cultivation of genetically modified soy for almost 10 years. Experiments have been conducted for modified plums and potatoes as well.

Although many companies conducted a strong lobby in favor of GMOs, the European Union spoke its final word: starting in 2007, these crops are forbidden. The only modified plant that is allowed to grow is corn, in some of its clones.




















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