The world’s largest producer of seeds, #Monsanto, has apparently given up on attempts to spread its genetically modified plant varieties in #Europe. A #German media report said the firm would end all lobbying for approval.
The world’s largest producer of #seeds, Monsanto, has apparently given up on attempts to spread its #genetically modified plant varieties in Europe. A German media report said the firm would end all lobbying for approval.
The German newspaper “taz” reported Friday that US agriculture behemoth Monsanto had dropped any plans to have farmers grow its #genetically #modified (GM) plant varieties in Europe.
Monsanto Europe spokesman Brandon Mitchener was quoted as saying the company would no longer engage in any lobbying fur such plants on the continent, adding that at the moment the firm was unwilling to apply for approval of any GM plants.
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Monsanto said its decision was partly based on low demand from #European farmers. “We’ve understood that such plants don’t have any broad acceptance in European societies,” Monsanto Germany spokeswoman Ursula Lüttmer-Ouazane commented. “We haven’t been bale to make any progress over the years, and it’s counter-productive to tilt against windmills,” she added.
The German Agriculture Ministry said Monsanto’s move was a corporate decision and would not comment further. But it added it was no secret the ministry had been highly critical of gene modification technologies.
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