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EU overrules objection to genetically modified corn

Italy among 12 member nations that petitioned health commission

13 February, 15:51
EU overrules objection to genetically modified corn (ANSA) - Brussels, February 13 - The European Union on Thursday turned down a request made by 12 member nations urging it to rethink rules governing genetically modified maize crops, saying that there was no new development to evaluate.

Italy is among the nations that had written to European Health Commissioner Tonio Borg asking him not to approve a particular strain of genetically modified corn for human consumption.

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