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EU approves 19 GMOs for import - Greenpeace comment

Press release - April 24, 2015
Brussels - Commenting on today's decision by the Commission to allow imports of 19 genetically modified organisms (GMO), including 17 GM crops and 2 GM flowers, Greenpeace EU food policy director Franziska Achterberg said:

Genetically-modified soy shipments in Brazil.

"Juncker’s decision just confirms that he has no intention of bringing the EU closer to its citizens. Instead, he’s moving closer to the US and Monsanto.”

“Earlier this week Juncker broke his promise to change rules that force GM crops onto the EU market even if a majority of countries opposes them. Today he opened the flood gates to a new wave of GM crops only to please US biotech corporations and trade negotiators. This is TTIP in action."

Contacts:

Franziska Achterberg, Greenpeace EU food policy director,mobile +32 (0)498 36 24 03,

Greenpeace EU press desk: +32 (0)2 274 19 11,

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