Zero Sense In European Approach to GM
News Mar 23, 2010
- Robert Wager & Alan McHughen, EMBO reports (19 March 2010) | doi:10.1038/embor.2010.33
European Union (EU) policies regarding genetically modified (GM) crops and food have increasingly isolated its member states from much of the rest of the world in this regard over the past decade. The discussion in European countries over whether to grow and eat GM crops and food has stalled plant research, while the rest of the world has been growing and using an increasing number of GM pest- or herbicide-resistant plants.
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