Ministers sign decree banning GMO corn - update

Move after EU regulation giving States freedom of choice

(ANSA) - Rome, January 23 - Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin, Agriculture Minister Maurizio Martina and Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti have signed a decree banning the cultivation of MON810 GMO corn, ANSA sources said Friday. The move extends by 18 months a ban introduced on July 12, 2013, after the recent approval an EU directive giving member States freedom of choice on whether to allow GMOs. That directive has not yet been incorporated into Italian law.
   

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