Sunday, September 24, 2017

EU Court Rules in Favor of GMOs

EU Court Rules in Favor of GMOs

"From a scientific standpoint, today's ECJ ruling is a comforting one. The Court's decision reverses the 'precautionary principle,' which has been the EU's longstanding default argument that, in the absence of proof that a product is absolutely safe, unverified concerns about its safety are sufficient to ban either importation or cultivation," says Ron Moore, ASA president and farmer in Illinois. "Unfortunately for the last 20 years, this unscientific approach has given rise to an equally unscientific patchwork of restrictions or prohibitions on EU imports and cultivation of biotech crops by member states"

(Via AgWeb)

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