Despite the absence of any evidence GM crops pose an intrinsic hazard, in Europe only one has been approved since 1998.
For a GM food crop to be tested in British fields it must first be assessed by the UK’s Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment and the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes. Then, before commercial cultivation, the European Food Safety Authority assesses evidence based on the results of the trials, and finally its “opinion” is voted on by EU member states. The process takes years and costs millions of euros for each crop. Not surprisingly, there are very few applicants.
In the meantime, other regions are planting more GM crops each year.
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