EU Parliament OKs National Bans On Modified Crops

Law360, New York (July 5, 2011, 3:52 PM EDT) -- The European Parliament voted Tuesday to allow EU member states to cite environmental concerns, such as preventing the spread of herbicide-resistant plants or preserving local flora, in order to ban or restrict genetically modified crops under a proposed plan.

EU lawmakers voted 548-84 to approve the draft version of an amendment to a controversial European Commission plan that would allow member states to ban genetically modified organisms within their borders. The amendment now heads to the European Council — comprised mostly of the heads of state...
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