Latvia and Greece opt Out of GMO Foods

GMO FoodsEuropean Union members Latvia and Greece are the first countries in the 28-member bloc to make use of an opt-out law, allowing them to decide whether or not to grow genetically modified (GMO) crops.

As reported by the social media site Newswire, GMO food is grown largely in America and Asia. In the EU, many countries are opposing GM seed. Germany and France, however, are considering whether to follow Greece and Latvia. The United Kingdom is one of the EU’s most GMO friendly country.

Meanwhile, Newswire notes that the new GMO crops opt-out law directly confronts the EU’s free trade deal with the United States.
Environmental groups are urging other EU members to follow Greece and Latvia and exercise their opt-out rights.
(source: neurope)


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