Monsanto’s SmartStax maize ‘to be approved for growth in October’ in EU

A controversial, genetically modified super-maize from Monsanto is set to be approved for cultivation across the European Union by late October despite safety concerns, German media reports.

Despite EU regulators last month thwarting the expansion of the world’s largest seed corporation, it appears Germany won’t escape new GMO crops.

“The decision rests with the European Commission, which will agree with the import in September or October,” a spokesperson for the EU Consumer Protection Commissioner, Tonio Borg, told Germany’s Zeit Online. The spokesperson said the decision would come after a “rigorous, scientific evaluation process.”

Read the full, original story here: “Monsanto’s SmartStax maize ‘to be approved for growth in October’ in EU”

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