Objection to EU authorization for GMO soybeans is not likely to stop authorization but is seen as major repudiation of GMO crops
European Parliament committee urges halt on GMO soy
By DTN Washington Insider
KTIC Radio, January 25, 2016
Stopping European Union (EU) authorization of GMO’s was the subject of draft resolution by the European Parliament, adopted Jan. 21.
A non-binding resolution which revokes authorization for three varieties of GMO soybeans, including Bayer CropScience’s FG72 soybean and for Monsanto’s MON 87708 x MON 89788 and MON 87705 x MON 89788 soybeans was passed by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee.
The non-binding objection to EU authorization for the GMO soybeans is not likely to stop the authorization but is nonetheless seen as a major repudiation of GMO crops in the EU.
Biotechnology firms say they are not concerned about the vote because it’s non-binding and the authorizations are “clearly within the commission’s powers”, according to EuropaBio, which represents biotechnology companies including Bayer and Monsanto.