Luxembourg’s parliament votes unanimously to prohibit farmers from growing GMO corn

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Luxembourg’s parliament has voted unanimously in favor of a resolution which calls for the ban of cultivating genetically modified maize in Luxembourg.

Introduced by Green MP Henri Kox, the resolution was adopted unanimously…. After the vote, three ministers have reiterated their opposition to the authorisation of GMOs in Luxembourg.

Lydia Mutsch, minister for health, Carole Dieschbourg, minister for the environment, and Fernand Etgen, agriculture minister, have written a letter to the European commission in which they reject the demand to allow the cultivation of “1507” maize, by DuPont/Pioneer and the “1811” maize by Syngenta, along with the renewal of the authorisation for the “MON810” maize by Monsanto. In that letter, they asked the Commission to respect the opinion of the great majority of the EU member states not to allow the cultivation of GMO crops in the EU.

The government said in a press release that it will use all legal means available to maintain the ban of GMO crops in Luxembourg and to control them more effectively.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion, and analysis. Read full, original post: Parliament votes against GMO crops

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