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There is currently no GMO-free region in Denmark.

Legal documents

Legislation on GMOs, Danish Biosafety Clearing House
The Danish coexistence law
The Danish coexistence law - notes by Dan Belusa, Greenpeace Denmark
Friends of the Earth Europe Biotech mailout: Danish co-existence law is full of weaknesses
Consolidated Environment and Genetic Engineering Act
Statutory Order from the Ministry of the Environment No. 687 of October 11, 1991, on Fees in Pursuance of Act on Environment and Genetic Engineering
Statutory Order No. 830 of October 3, 2002, on the Approval of Production using Genetically Modified Micro-organisms
Statutory Order No. 831 of October 3, 2002, on Deleberate Release into the Environment of Genetically Modified Organisms
Statutory Order No. 829 of October 3, 2002, on the Approval of Production using Genetically Modified Plants and Animals
Act No. 436 of 9 June 2004 "Act on the Growing etc. of Genetically Modified Crops"

Other background information

Strategy for co-existence: genetically modified, conventional and organic crops. Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.>
11 attitudes to the crops of the future, Biotekcenter, 2002.
The consequences of genetically modified crops for organic farming in Denmark, Gösta Kjellson, NERI and Birte Boelt, DIAS. Danish Research Centre for Organic Farming, March 2003.
More information on gene technology can be found in NOAH's websites Gendebat and Globale Gener (Danish).
US Department of Agriculture: Annual Agricultural Biotech Report 2006

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