EU farmers warn over slow approval process for biotech crops

02/19/2008 | Financial Times (subscription required)

European Union agriculture ministers have again failed to decide whether to approve the importation of four types of biotech maize and one type of biotech potato to be used as animal feed in Europe. The EU Commission must vote on the applications. Farmers warned that failure to expedite the approval process for biotech crops could harm Europe's livestock industry, as it faces rising feed costs and the increasing adoption of biotech seeds in the U.S.

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