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The EU allowed to use five GMO crops

on Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:14 pm
The European Commission has allowed the use of two cotton varieties and three varieties of maize

The European Commission granted five permits for the use of genetically modified crops for food and feed, according to the site of the European Commission.

It is noted that it is a sort of cotton 281-24-236 × 3006-210-23 x MON 88913; cotton varieties GHB 119; maize variety Bt11 × 59 122 × MIR604 × 1507 × GA21; varieties of maize DAS-40278-9 and restored corn variety MON 810.

These GM crops were full approval process, including obtaining a positive scientific opinion of the European Food Safety Authority food. They did not receive objections from members of the EU and a permanent appeal committee.

"Permits are valid 10 years, and any products produced from these GM crops are regulated by strict rules of the EU labeling and traceability," - said in a statement.

As previously reported, the Council approved trade preferences for Ukraine .

Recall, July 4, the European Parliament supported the proposal of the European Commission to provide Ukraine additional trade preferences.

According to the reached agreements, quotas for tomatoes, wheat, corn and honey will be increased, but not to the extent as before it was proposed by the European Commission with proposals urea excluded.

Particular, the following annual quota for honey - 2.5 thousand. T of processed tomatoes - 3 thousand. Tonnes of wheat - 65 ths. Tons, corn - 625 ths. Tons, barley - 325 ths. Tons.

Preferences will be introduced to three years in addition to the agreement on deep and comprehensive free trade area.

In Ukraine count on beginning of the temporary autonomous trade preferences of the European Union to Ukraine in the fall.

glavcom.ua, Original in Ukrainian / на українському
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