GMO Safety
May 4, 2009

"This will have consequences for Germany as a research location."

In mid-April 2009 Germany’s Agriculture Minister, Ilse Aigner, banned the cultivation of the genetically modified Bt maize line MON810. All the leading German scientific organisations have criticised the decision and fear there will be negative consequences for bioscience research in Germany. VBIO, Germany’s association of biology, biosciences and biomedicine, was one of the organisations that protested against the ban on MON810. GMO Safety spoke to the VBIO President, Rudi Balling.

GMO Safety: Germany’s Agriculture Minister, Ilse Aigner, has banned the cultivation of the genetically modified Bt maize line MON810, citing new scientific findings. What is your opinion of the ban and the justification?…

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