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French court lifts ban on growing Monsanto GMO corn

France’s top administrative court on Thursday threw out a government ban on US agro-chemicals giant Monsanto from growing a type of genetically modified corn. A moratorium on MON810 corn — one of just two types of genetically altered food crops whose cultivation is approved by the European Union — has…

EU court deals blow to French-led anti-GM crops lobby

BRUSSELS (AFP) – France broke the law when it halted cultivation of genetically-modified crops without first asking the EU to impose emergency measures, the legal advisor to Europe’s top court said on Tuesday. Advocate-general Paolo Mengozzi’s opinion represents a major blow to France, Austria, Greece and Poland, all of whom…