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Farmers threaten protests should Romanian authorities forbid GM corn

de A.C.
Luni, 12 mai 2008, 9:09 English | Top News

Romania's Agriculture Producers Association (LAPAR) threatens to launch a series of protests in Romania and Brussels if Bucharest authorities forbid genetically modified corn crops in the country, Romanian monitoring agency Rador reads, quoting BBC. A decision on the issue was supposed to be taken by an Environment ministry commission on Friday but was postponed. 

Official sources within the ministry declared for BBC that this year, Romania would have cultivated some 4000 acres of GMO corn as compared to 320 acres last year. GMO corn was banned in several European countries like France, Hungary, Austria and Greece.

However, the Commission did not take any decision to ban the GMO corn at the European level and urged the Food Safety European Agency to re-evaluate the issue.

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