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UK: Europe risks being ‘left behind’ over GM food, Cameron says

| | July 23, 2013

Europe risks being “left behind” after one of the world’s biggest genetically modified crop companies confirmed it is effectively pulling out of the EU, the Prime Minister has said.

Monsanto is withdrawing all of its EU applications for approval for new crops after becoming frustrated by regulations and delays.

The news is a major blow to the nascent British GM industry which ministers have been championing this year as fears grow about food security.Mr Cameron’s spokesman said Europe “cannot afford” to be left behind in the race to develop new agricultural technologies.

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