EUROPEAN UNION APPROVES 12 NEW GMOS, FIRST SINCE 2013
For the first time since November 2013, the European Union (EU) has approved for import 12 genetically modified organisms (GMOs), 10 crops and 2 flowers. The corn, soybean, cotton, and rapeseed varieties are produced by Monsanto, BASF, and Bayer CropScience, and will be used primarily as livestock feed. Sixty-eight GMO crops are now approved for import into the EU, but a recent proposal would allow individual countries to restrict imports despite the approval of the bloc. For the full story, see http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/04/24/us-eu-gmo-idUKKBN0NF1GP20150424.