01.09.2005 |

EU Commission authorises import of GM rape GT73

The European Commission has authorised the genetically modified oilseed rape GT73 for import and processing as animal feed. The authorisation is complemented by a recommendation to Monsanto on how to deal with accidental spillage if it should occur. 13 member states had voted against the approval, 6 in favour and 6 abstained. In June the Commission had to repeal an initial version of this authorisation for legal reasons.</p><p><a href="">Press release: GMOs: Commission authorises import of GM-oilseed rape for use in animal feed</a></p><p><a href="">Friends of the Earth: European Commission opens door to genetic contamination</a></p><p><a href="">Background: SOS Dossier on GT73</a></p><p><a href="">Nature et progres: Un non-sens environnemental, un non-sens économique (Fr)</a>

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