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Germany says nein to FrankenCorn

Germany to ban cultivation of Monsanto GMO maize

BERLIN/HAMBURG, April 14 (Reuters) – Germany will ban cultivation and sale of genetically modified (GMO) maize despite European Union rulings that the biotech grain is safe, its government said on Tuesday.

The ban affects U.S. biotech company Monsanto’s MON 810 maize which may no longer be sown for this summer’s harvest, German Agriculture and Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner told a news conference.

The move puts Germany alongside France, Austria, Hungary, Greece and Luxembourg which have banned MON 810 maize despite its approval by the EU for commercial use throughout the bloc.</em>

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