Top French Court Nixes Ban On Genetically Modified Corn

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 5:52 PM EST) -- After a ruling by the the European Court of Justice, France’s highest court, Le Conseil d'Etat, on Monday vacated a ruling by the Ministry of Agriculture that banned genetically modified corn in the country, handing a major victory to St. Louis-based Monsanto Co.

Taking into account a September ruling by the EU’s high court that found that France had erred by enacting its prohibition on the cultivation of Monsanto's MON 810 maize under the wrong law, the French high court ruled that the Ministry of Agriculture,...
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