EU set to OK new GM corn after Germany drops objection

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A new genetically modified crop, US firm Pioneer’s TC1507 corn, is set for approval in Europe next week after Germany dropped its objections, several EU sources told AFP Wednesday.

“Germany is moving from being against to abstaining” in a vote on the long-running controversy, said a source close to the dossier who asked not to be identified. A second source confirmed.

Ministers meeting in Brussels on Tuesday are to hand down a final decision on the cultivation of TC1507 corn after a European Court ruled late last year that the company’s 2001 request for permission must be dealt with.

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