Another European country banns GMO Corn!
Germany deals blow to GM crops
Agriculture minister Ilse Aigner joins European mutiny over genetically modified crops by banning corn variety MON 810
* Kate Connolly in Berlin
* guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 14 April 2009
Germany has thrown its weight behind a growing European mutiny over genetically modified crops by banning the planting of a widely grown pest-resistant corn variety.
Agriculture minister Ilse Aigner said there was enough evidence to support arguments that MON 810, which is the only GM crop widely grown in Europe, posed a danger.
"I have come to the conclusion that genetically-modified corn from the MON 810 strain constitutes a danger to the environment," Aigner told reporters in Berlin.
Germany's move, which has immediate effect, goes against the European Commission's decision to support the lifting of bans on planting MON 810 which have been imposed by governments in France, Austria, Hungary, Greece and Luxembourg.