French anti-biotech activists claim “hidden GMOs” are being smuggled into country

A group of French green campaigners have claimed that “hidden GMOs” are being smuggled into France in the form of herbicide-tolerant oilseed rape and sunflowers.

“Just like most GMOs, these plants have been genetically manipulated to be able to survive when treated with herbicides,” an open letter by 10 environmentalists groups tells Agriculture Minister Stéphan Le Foll. “But these are hidden GMOs, since they are arbitrarily excluded from the field of application of the law on GMOs.”

“Putting onto the market some plants that can survive with herbicides on them is not good news for the environment or animals because they were never tested,” Olivier Belval of the beekeepers’ group, Unaf, told RFI. “We expect from the government that they put these hidden GMOs into the general GMO law.”

Read the full, original story here:  French green campaigners warn of ‘hidden GMOs’

 

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