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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…

10% more GM crops in the world in 2010: study

SAO PAULO – The amount of the world’s farmland given over to genetically modified (GM) crops grew 10% last year, with the United States remaining the biggest zone for the altered produce, according to a study released in Brazil Tuesday. A total of 148 million hectares (366 million acres) are…