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French president to keep ban on GM corn despite court ruling

| August 5, 2013
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French President Francois Hollande said Friday that a ban on growing GM corn sold by US giant Monsanto would remain in place, despite a court ruling reversing the suspension.

France’s Council of State court ruled Thursday that the French moratorium imposed on growing MON810 corn since March 2012 failed to uphold European Union law.

But Hollande said the ban on GM crops was in place “not because we refuse progress, but in the name of progress.”

“We cannot accept that a product — corn — have bad consequences on other produce,” he added.

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